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.
The 20th Century Fox studio, which had produced three "Star Wars" movies, was concerned about this film's title "The Star Chamber", thinking that audiences might think it was a science-fiction movie. Fox Worldwide Marketing and Distribution ... ...
Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin:
There's a lot of nobility in this room. Must be the paneling.
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.
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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