Verdict, The

Lists: Drama, Courtroom battle, Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court; to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1982: # 0)

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David Baruffi97
Lisa Marie Bowman80 - Great performance from Paul Newman.
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People Involved

  • Paul Newman (Frank Galvin)
  • Charlotte Rampling (Laura Fischer)
  • Jack Warden (Mickey Morrissey)
  • James Mason (Ed Concannon)
  • Milo OShea (Judge Hoyle)
  • Lindsay Crouse (Kaitlin Costello)
  • Edward Binns (Bishop Brophy)
  • Julie Bovasso (Maureen Rooney)
  • Roxanne Hart (Sally Doneghy)
  • James Handy (Kevin Doneghy)
  • Wesley Addy (Dr. Towler)
  • Joe Seneca (Dr. Thompson)
  • Lewis J. Stadlen (Dr. Gruber (as Lewis Stadlen))
  • Kent Broadhurst (Joseph Alito)
  • Colin Stinton (Billy)
  • Sidney Lumet (Director)
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