R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
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:
Obvious stunt double when Judge Hardin is tumbling down the chute in Monk & Coombs' warehouse.
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.
$1,980,105 (USA) (7 August 1983)
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