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Release Date: April 03, 1996Running Time: 130 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $56,087,663.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Thriller


Richard Gere

Laura Linney

Frances McDormand

John Mahoney

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Arrogant, brilliant and successful, criminal defense attorney Martin Vail loves a good fight and the media spotlight, both of which he knowingly invites when he volunteers to represent a penniless, bewildered young man accused of murder. The victim is one of Chicago's most prominent dignitaries, a Catholic archbishop, and the defendant's guilt seems as evident as the blood found splattered on his clothes. But Vail doesn't concern himself with questions of guilt or innocence. All he cares about is creating and selling his version of the truth. All he cares about is winning. As his involvement with his client deepens, however, Vail's consuming need to win, his antagonism toward his former boss... Full Summary >>