October 19, 1979
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime
Arthur Kirkland, a dedicated defense attorney, must now defend a hard-line judge accused of rape, a judge who has previously used a minor technicality to sentence one of Kirkland's clients to hard time. When the judge arrogantly confesses his guilt to Kirkland, the lawyer finds himself in conflict with his own ethics, and makes him question the actual justice involved in the legal process he once thought inviolable. The fascinating behind-the-scenes courtroom drama is infused with wit, and includes one of Al Pacino's most stirring and famous speeches.