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The Verdict (1982)

The Verdict                                  (1982)
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7.8 IMDB rating
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Paul Newman Paul Newman
Frank Galvin
Charlotte Rampling Charlotte Rampling
Laura Fischer
Jack Warden Jack Warden
Mickey Morrissey
James Mason James Mason
Ed Concannon
Milo O Milo O'Shea
Judge Hoyle
Lindsay Crouse Lindsay Crouse
Kaitlin Costello Price
Edward Binns Edward Binns
Bishop Brophy
Julie Bovasso Julie Bovasso
Maureen Rooney


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Barry Reed Barry Reed
David Mamet David Mamet
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My fave Paul Newman flick.

9 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 8:13
One of my favorite court dramas of all time.
With almost a seasoned ease, Paul portrays a disheveled, aging, never-has-been, malpractice lawyer who finds within himself the humanity which never really had a chance to surface due to the layered weight of his chronic alcoholism. The movie & Newman's performance sets up very well the desolation & loneliness that the main character moves his l... read more

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7 years, 11 months ago at Aug 8 15:24
Sidney Lumet, as a director, has chosen projects which shake the tree of moral dilemmas, that looms large overhead and wait for the fruit to fall on our head, giving us something to shout (Eureka!) about.

Here, is a broken man, Paul Newman. Once a shining star, now lays broken. Not by his own doing, but brought down by the crooked system. Now fate allows him a second chance. He is slo... read more
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Description: Sidney Lumet directs Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer whose once-promising legal career is on the skids and who gets and one last ... Full Descriptionchance to prove himself in this tense courtroom drama. Frank Galvin (Newman) can't even scare up clients anymore until a colleague Mickey Morrissey (Jack Warden) helps him out by passing a routine malpractice case his way. Frank is just going through the motions until he meets the victim, a woman who has suffered complications during childbirth and is now reduced to a permanently comatose state. Rejecting the Catholic hospital's offer of a financial settlement, Frank decides t ... (more)
Release date: 17 December 1982
UPC: 024543042167
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"Nominated for 5 Oscars (1983): Best Picture Best Actor - Paul Newman Best Supporting Actor - James Mason Best Director - Sidney Lumet Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay - David Mamet"


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"When: October 7th First-Time Viewing: Yes. How: DVD from the library. What'd I Think?: Smart courtroom drama, is as entertaining and engaging as it is smart and masterfully cohesive. My Rating: 10/10 Other Notes: NA."


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" DVD- 2hrs. 9min. First Viewing The Verdict often soars thanks to the power of Paul Newman's performance, but can't help but feel dated today. So many stories have taken from, and the story just isn't all that original to begin with. However, it's more a character piece that true courtroom drama, following Newman's character through a number of setbacks and triumphs. The ending is a bit of a disappointment, but the acting is so good that it's forgivable. Monthly Wesley AwardsBest Actor- Paul N"


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