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...And Justice For All

...And Justice For All
...And Justice For All
...And Justice For All
  • R
  • 1h 59m
  • 1979
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When a corrupt judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland must defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client, Jeff McCullaugh, because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma, especially difficult because the judge admits he is guilty.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A volcanic Al Pacino holds court in this histrionic legal drama, the star grounding a tonally imbalanced script with the conviction of his impassioned performance.
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Common Sense Says
'70s courtroom drama has swearing, violence, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that ...And Justice for All is a 1979 courtroom drama with strong language and adult themes. The movie tackles ethical and moral issues -- as well as the abuse of power -- with renegade defense attorney Arthur Kirkland (Al Pacino) made to represent the arrogant and dismissive Judge Fleming (John Forsythe), who stands accused of rape. Sexual violence is discussed in relation to the case. There are also scuffles and the firing of a gun inside a courtroom. While there is little diversity among the main cast, there is some in the supporting roles. Arthur's fellow lawyer, Gail (Christine Lahti), is a credible love interest who is treated with respect for being good at her job. Arthur also helps a transgender suspect, Ralph (Robert Christian), who receives no sympathy or support from others. While the language is sporadic, it does include the "N" word, used by Ralph, when talking about how police officers view Black men. Ralph is also on the receiving end of non-inclusive language. Sex is implied both directly and through innuendo. A couple are seen lying in bed together and photos from a sex party show a woman naked and others in fetish wear. Characters drink alcohol and, in one scene, Arthur's colleague, Jay (Jeffrey Tambor), appears drunk, in response to a stressful incident at work.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:October 19, 1979
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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