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PG-13| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
In this legal thriller based on a true story, John Travolta stars as Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious personal-injury attorney whose fierce determination entangles him in a case that threatens to destroy him. The case -- which appears straight forward -- instead evolves into a labyrinthine lawsuit of vast dimensions, in the intelligent, fast-paced drama, "A Civil Action."

Cast: John Travolta , Robert Duvall , Tony Shalhoub , William H. Macy , Zeljko Ivanek , Bruce Norris , John Lithgow , Kathleen Quinlan

Director: Steven Zaillian

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

A Civil Action (1998)

Release Date: December 23rd, 1998|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In place of the tension, climax and easy resolution of the old "Perry Mason'' show, A Civil Action offers murkiness, bitter successes and frustration. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Civil Action is like John Grisham for grownups. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This is Hollywood expertise and Hollywood civic idealism at high levels. show more

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