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A Civil Action
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3 Stars
A Civil Action Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: At Showcase Orange with Neil, Lois and Mary
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1998 Category: Drama
Director: Steven Zaillian Time: 112 min. Writer: Jonathan Harr & Steven Zaillian

Reviews
Mine: Powerful movie. Really good perfomances all around, with Travolta once again showing that he can be very good (it will take a lot to remove "Battlefield Earth" from my memory).
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Slick Boston injury lawyer gets in over his head when he takes a case against two industrial giants whose alleged pollution of a river caused the deaths of children in Woburn, Mass. Engrossing, literate, well-observed film (adapted by the director from Jonathan Harr's best-seller) explores the foibles of American justice--and how pride, human frailty, and emotions can affect a case. Based on a true story. Kathy Bates appears unbilled
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Cast
John Travolta John Travolta as:
Jan Schlichtmann
Robert Duvall Robert Duvall as:
Jerome Facher
Tony Shalhoub Tony Shalhoub as:
Kevin Conway
William H. Macy William H. Macy as:
James Gordon
John Lithgow John Lithgow as:
Walter J. Skinner
Dan Hedaya Dan Hedaya as:
John Riley
Kathleen Quinlan as:
Anne Anderson
Bruce Norris as:
William Cheeseman
James Gandolfini James Gandolfini as:
Al Love
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry as:
Pinder