The Star Chamber (1983)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.


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  • Michael Douglas in The Star Chamber (1983)
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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Roderick Taylor (screenplay), Peter Hyams (screenplay), Roderick Taylor (story)

Did You Know?

Trivia

The nickname of The Star Chamber was "the court of last resort".


Quotes

Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin: There's a lot of nobility in this room. Must be the paneling.


Goofs

During the chase scene between the Pontiac Firebird and the cops in the parking garage, several times skid marks can be seen along the path the cars follow. These marks follow through very narrow gaps between parked cars and concrete posts, areas in which cars would not normally travel.


Crazy Credits

Actress Fritzi Burr's performance as Judge Alice McCardle was accidentally left of the movie's credits. The 10th August 1983 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety' reports that Peter Hyams, producer Frank Yablans and the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation ran an advertisement apologizing for this mistake and oversight and praising Burr for her acting contribution to the movie.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

5 August 1983

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,980,105 (USA) (7 August 1983)

Gross:

$5,555,305 (USA)

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