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Release Date: June 26th, 1995

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2001

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Jaded lawyer Eddie Dodd (James Woods), a well-regarded activist in the 1960s whose moment has long passed, now smokes marijuana and defends drug dealers who pay in cash. Recent law graduate Roger Baron (Robert Downey Jr.) becomes Dodd's apprentice, hoping to learn from him. When an agitated mother walks in insisting her son is innocent of the murder he was jailed for eight years ago, idealistic Roger prods Eddie to take the case, and the pair uncovers a huge conspiracy that endangers them both.

Cast: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Yuji Okumoto, Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith, Tom Bower, Miguel Fernandes, Charles Hallahan

Director: Joseph Ruben

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Underdog, Investigation, Gritty, Office, Transformation, 1980s, New York City, Mother, Rise, Suspenseful