R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.
Director 'Norman Jewison said of this film's lead actor: "It's an unusual role for 'Al Pacino'. In past films, like Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and even Serpico (1973), he's been the eccentric, cut off from a sane world. This time, he's the most rational person in the picture. It's ... ...
He keeps telling us you're going to make a great lawyer.
Arthur Kirkland: I wish he could remember that I AM a lawyer.
Arnie: Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't, what's it matter? He's still proud of you.
When Pacino is having his final rant in court regarding Forsythe, his jacket is open, then buttoned, then opened again without him even attempting to undo the buttons
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