Paramount Pictures | Release Date: April 3, 1996
Summary: Guilty? Innocent? Those questions aren't for high-powered Chicago attorney Martin Vail (Gere) to decide. His job is to defend - especially if a case will put his name in the headlines and further his career. When Vail hears that a penniless altar boy (Norton) is accused of murdering the local archbishop, he snaps up the case, eager for the media spotlight. Little does he know that it will uncover a viper's nest of corruption, pit him against a prosecutor (Linney) who's his ex-lover, and test all his skill, judgement and even his win-at-any-cost attitude. (Paramount)
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Runtime: 129 min
Rating: Rated R for brief grisly violence, pervasive strong language and a sex scene.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 20, 1998
Director Credit
Gregory Hoblit Director
Writer Credit
Ann Biderman Screenplay
Steve Shagan Screenplay
William Diehl Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Edward Norton Aaron
Laura Linney Janet Venable
Richard Gere Martin Vail
Cast Credit
Alfre Woodard Shoat
Andre Braugher Tommy Goodman
Frances McDormand Molly
Joe Spano Abel Stenner
John Mahoney Shaughnessy
Jon Seda Alex
Maura Tierney Naomi Chance
Reg Rogers Jack Connerman
Stanley Anderson Archbishop Rushman
Steven Bauer Joey Pinero
Terry O'Quinn Bud Yancy
Tony Plana Martinez
Producer Credit
Arnold Rudnick Associate Producer
Gary Lucchesi Producer
Hawk Koch Executive Producer
Patricia Graf Associate Producer
Robert McMinn Co-Producer