Duration: 129 min.
Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court; to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer.
talky, clever, realistic, tense, serious, dramatic, suspense, gloomy, cerebral, interesting ...
courtroom drama, redemption, hospital, courtroom, court, fighting the system, lawyer, justice, betrayal, legal action, mentor, corruption, greed, coma, character study, doctors, dialogue driven, drinking, police corruption, dialogue, police investigation, morality, terminal illness, manipulation, moral ambiguity ...
20th century, 80s