A Civil Action

A Civil Action (1998)

Justice has its price.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-12-25
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 288 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order to continue the case against all odds.

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    Camera Conrad L. Hall Director of Photography
    Production Avy Kaufman Casting
    Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
    Writing Steven Zaillian Screenplay
    Directing Steven Zaillian Director
    Production Steven Zaillian Producer
    Production Scott Rudin Producer
    Production Robert Redford Producer
    Art David Gropman Production Design
    Production Rachel Pfeffer Producer
    Editing Wayne Wahrman Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Shay Cunliffe Costume Design
    Art Tracey A. Doyle Set Decoration
    Directing Jane Goldsmith Script Supervisor
    Crew Lauren Beth Strogoff Unit Publicist