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The Verdict

Gripping courtroom drama in which an ambulance-chasing lawyer attempts to regain some integrity from one final case - a medical malpractice suit for a woman who lies in a coma. With his career fading, he has turned to drink for solace and finds himself in court facing one of the toughest lawyers in the country. An adaptation of Barry Reed's novel, scripted by David Mamet and featuring one of Paul Newman's best performances.

Last on

Mon 30 Jun 2008 22:00


Role Contributor
Frank GalvinPaul Newman
Laura FischerCharlotte Rampling
Mickey MorrisseyJack Warden
Ed ConcannonJames Mason
DirectorSidney Lumet