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.


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  • David Proval and James Sikking 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)
  • Michael Douglas in The Star Chamber (1983)
  • Michael Douglas and James Sikking in The Star Chamber (1983)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

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

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor Hal Holbrook leads a group of vigilante judges in this movie, and similarly, in another legal drama-thriller, Holbrook leads a team of rebel lawyers, in the later film The Firm (1993), which debuted exactly approximately a decade or ten years after The Star Chamber (1983).


Quotes

Judge Benjamin Caulfield: Someone has taken justice and hidden it in the law.


Goofs

After deciding to correct the mistake the Star Chamber has made, Judge Hardin is seen in his dark office. The lights are off except for the desk lamp he is using. The office door is open showing the adjacent courtroom where Judge Caulfield appears, calling Hardin. When Hardin exits his office, entering the courtroom, his office is brightly lit.


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.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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