The Verdict [Blu-ray]

The Verdict [Blu-ray]

Director: Sidney Lumet, Lars Kraume Cast: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
, James Mason
James Mason
, Jack Warden
Jack Warden
Sidney Lumet
The Verdict [Blu-ray]

The Verdict [Blu-ray]

Director: Sidney Lumet, Lars Kraume Cast: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
, James Mason
James Mason
, Jack Warden
Jack Warden
Sidney Lumet

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Overview

In Sidney Lumet's powerful courtroom drama The Verdict, Paul Newman stars as Frank Galvin, an alcoholic Boston lawyer who tries to redeem his personal and professional reputation by winning a difficult medical malpractice case. Frank, down on his luck, is presented with the case of his life when he is approached by the family of a woman who has been left in a coma following an operation in a large Catholic hospital. Helped by his assistant Mickey (Jack Warden), he agrees to take the case, hoping for a fast settlement. When he visits the victim in the hospital, he becomes emotionally involved, turns down a sizable settlement offer made by the hospital, and decides to bring the case to trial despite the formidable opposition of the Church and its lawyer, Newman (James Mason). He is also assisted by his new girlfriend, Laura (Charlotte Rampling), a woman who turns out to have an unusual past. Oscar-nominated for "Best Picture" and "Best Director" (Lumet) as well as for "Best Adapted Screenplay" (David Mamet from a novel by Barry Reed), The Verdict is an outstanding, if not very legally accurate, courtroom drama; Frank's decision to try the case without telling the family of the victim of the settlement offer would probably lead to his real-life disbarment. Paul Newman and James Mason give fine, Oscar-nominated performances, and Charlotte Rampling is quite good as the deceitful Laura, who never seems to turn down a drink.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2013
UPC: 0024543832096
Original Release: 1982
Rating: R
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Language: English
Time: 2:09:00
Sales rank: 811

Special Features

Paul Newman: The Craft Of Acting; Milestones in cinema history: The Verdict; Sidney Lumet: The Craft Of Directing; Audio commentary with director Sidney Lumet And star Paul Newman; Two additional featurettes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Frank Galvin
James Mason Ed Concannon,Widow's Son
Jack Warden Mickey
Charlotte Rampling Laura Fischer
Milo O'Shea Judge Hoyle
Lindsay Crouse Kaitlin Costello Price
Edward Binns Bishop Brophy
Julie Bovasso Maureen Rooney
Roxanne Hart Sally Doneghy
James Handy Dick Doneghy
Joe Seneca Dr. Thompson
Lewis J. Stadlen Dr. Gruber
Kent Broadhurst Joseph Alito
Colin Stinton Billy
Burtt Harris Jimmy the Bartender
Scott Rhyne Young Priest
Susan Benenson Deborah Ann Kaye
Evelyn Moore Dr. Gruber's Nurse
Juanita Fleming Dr. Gruber's Maid
Jack Collard Bailiff
Ralph Douglas Clerk
Gregor Roy Jury Foreman
John Blood Funeral Director
Dick McGoldrick Manager
Patty O'Brien Irish Nurse
Maggie Task Irish Nurse
Joseph Bergman Friedman
Herbert Rubens Abrams
J.P. Foley John
Leib Lensky Wheelchair Patient
Clay Dear Courthouse Lawyer,Courthouse Lawyer
J.J. Clark Courthouse Guard
Greg Doucette Waiter
Marvin Beck Sheridan Patron
Herb Peterson Sheridan Patron
Wesley Addy Dr. Towler
Burghart Klaußner Actor
Martina Gedeck Actor
Florian David Fitz Actor
Lars Eidinger Actor
Jördis Triebel Actor
Rainer Bock Actor
Tobin Bell Courtroom Observer
Kevin Fennessy Funeral Mourner
Joy Todd Actor
Tony La Fortezza Sheraton Bartender
Bruce Willis Courtroom observer (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel Composer

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
David Mamet Screenwriter
David Brown Producer
Burtt Harris Executive Producer,Producer
Richard D. Zanuck Producer
Lars Kraume Director
Oliver Berben Producer,Screenwriter
Ferdinand von Alten Screenwriter
Kirsten Frehse Producer
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