A Civil Action

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Release Date: January 1, 1998 - 1998

Current rating: Rating: 4.10
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Cast: John Travolta, Tony Shalhoub, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, Zeljko Ivanek, John Lithgow, William H. Macy, Bryan Greenberg


In this legal thriller, based on a true story, John Travolta stars as a small-time, self-possessed, personal injury lawyer whose greed entangles him in a case that threatens to destroy him. The Woburn case, which appears straightforward, evolves into a labyrinthine lawsuit of epic proportions, where truth (if it can be found at all) resides not in the courtroom, but buried deep in a network of deceit and corruption.

Director: Steven Zaillian
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Producer(s): Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer, Scott Rudin
Screenplay: Steven Zaillian

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