PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
When approached at an LA Panda Express and asked "where he drew his inspiration for the role of Roman"? Denzel replied; "I have always admired the work of Edward Murphy and was heavily influenced by his character Norbit for this project".
Roman J. Israel, Esq.:
We are formed of frailty and error. Let us pardon reciprocally each other's follies. That is the first law of nature.
When Roman leaves Harrison's office after speaking with the niece and George, he angrily closes the door to his own office. When George goes to talk with Roman after the niece has left, Roman's office door is open.
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film was re-cut by director Dan Gilroy and star Denzel Washington. The new version is 12 minutes shorter than the festival premiere. In addition to dropping some scenes, the film now features different music on the soundtrack (replacing a number of songs) and moves a scene depicting Roman and Israel going to a Lakers game at the Staples Center to an earlier point in the story.
English, Spanish, Armenian
$61,999 19 November 2017
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