R | | Drama
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
The bar Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) frequents is named "Vasacs". It was located on the southwest corner of Avenue B and East 7th Street in what was then known as "Alphabet City" neighborhood of Manhattan, NYC, NY.
You know, so much of the time we're just lost. We say, "Please, God, tell us what is right; tell us what is true." And there is no justice: the rich win, the poor are powerless. We become tired of hearing people lie. And after a time, we become dead...
When Frank is playing the pinball machine, he randomly presses the flippers to no effect while the ball is on the board, yet he makes no attempt to flip the ball back into play when when it goes down, allowing it to roll off the end of the flipper. Yet he somehow manages to score high.
NBC edited 33 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere.
$100,982 12 December 1982
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