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.


  • Michael Douglas in The Star Chamber (1983)
  • Michael Douglas in The Star Chamber (1983)
  • Michael Douglas and Hal Holbrook in The Star Chamber (1983)
  • Hal Holbrook in The Star Chamber (1983)
  • James Sikking in The Star Chamber (1983)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Peter Hyams


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

Did You Know?


This 1983 picture was the second legal drama in consecutive years for the 20th Century Fox Studio who the previously year had produced 1982's The Verdict (1982). Both that movie and The Star Chamber (1983) were legal thrillers which had "The ... " type titles. This was something which ... ...


Dr. Harold Lewin: Look at the goddamn photograph.


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.


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

5 August 1983



Country of Origin


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$5,555,305 (USA)

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