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Verdict, The (1982) Movie Information

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Sidney Lumet


Paul Newman
Charlotte Rampling
Jack Warden
James Mason
Milo O'Shea
Roxanne Hart





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Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) in an Oscar-nominated role, is an alcoholic, ambulance-chasing, washed-up attorney. Picking up a medical malpractice suit that is gifted to him by a fellow attorney (Jack Warden), he goes against a high-powered law firm and takes it to court rather than settle, redeeming himself along the way.

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Kyle(The Rebel)  08/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Newman shines in one of his best roles as an alcoholic lawyer. The film actually stays true to the wonderful novel. Just magnificent to watch.

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mitchellyoung 12/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This court film could have been tedious and mundane, given the subject matter, with an entirely different cast. Paul Newman gives a career performance as the once disgraced, but determined lawyer Frank Galvin. The film also includes some sobering and involving supporting performances, including an aged James Mason as the opposing lawyer.

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PsychoKing1227 05/02/2010 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A stellar performance by Paul Newman in one of my favorite legal thrillers of all time, "The Verdict" is a sure win!

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Ichabod Crane 03/25/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A great court drama with fantastic performances from the players. It is an interesting story to follow especially because of the believable character Newman plays so well. I also liked the fact that the other lawyer just as well played by James Mason was given a proper amount of time. Overall a great film to watch and see what happens, and to see the character of arc of Newman's character. I am glad there were not any pure evil villains and I thought the ending was very effective.

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