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Verdict, The Movie

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An 80ís movie about a lawyer in disgrace who is given a second opportunity; however, he finds that there is more in life than his profession.

Verdict, The DVD


The Verdict twirls around the story of Frank Galvin, a lawyer who has become an ambulance chaser and an alcoholic.

Thankfully, a friend of his offers him an easy case in order to repair his professional reputation. At the beginning Galvin is more than eager to do things easily, but, after reading the case, he will feel a new energy within him. Thatís when The Verdict becomes interesting.


Frank Galvin - Paul Newman
Laura Fischer - Charlotte Rampling
Mickey Morrissey - Jack Warden
Ed Concannon - James Mason
Judge Hoyle - Milo O'Shea


A young Bruce Wills is among the members of the jury of The Verdict.

Dustin Hoffman was considered for the main role in The Verdict.

Academy Awards:

James Mason won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Edward Concannon in Verdict, The.

Sidney Lumet won for Best Director for Verdict, The.

Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, Producers won for Best Picture for Verdict, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Verdict, The was released to theatres on 12/08/1982 by 20th Century Fox, and grossed $53,977,250 at the box office in the US.

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