A Civil Action Poster

Release Date: December 23rd, 1998

DVD Release Date: July 13th, 1999

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

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

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