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The Chamber (1996)

Duration 1h 53m Ratings UK: 12, USA: R, Spain: 18 Source of story A book of the same name by John Grisham Director James Foley Writers/Script William Goldman, Phil Alden Robinson Starring Chris O’Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Ratings IMDb: 6.0/10 by 15,477 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 26 reviewers. Review2view: Unfortunately yet another … Continue reading

High Crimes (2002)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15, Source of story A book of the same name by Joseph Finder Director Carl Franklin Writers/Script Yuri Zeltser, grace Cary Bickley Starring Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Michael Shannon, Ratings IMDb: 6.3/10 by 43,848 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 31% by 133 … Continue reading

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Delia Owens Director Olivia Newman Writers/Script Lucy Alibar Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr, Garret Dillahunt,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 36,586 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

A Few Good Men (1992)

Duration 2h 18m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11,  Source of story A play for the same name by Aaron Sorkin Director Rob Reiner Writers/Script Aaron Sorkin Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, J.T.Walsh, Cuba Gooding Jr,  Ratings IMDb: 7.7/10 by 252,165 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 83% by 65 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Norway: 10  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Lynn Writers/Script Dale Launer Starring Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marina Tomei, Fred Gwynne, Bruce McGill,   Ratings IMDb: 7.6/10 by 117,429 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 56 reviewers. Review2view: 9/10. Elevator Pitch: Two young New Yorkers, Bill Gambini and … Continue reading

Just Cause (1995)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novel by John Katzenbach Director Arne Glimcher Writers/Script Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone Starring Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Ned Beatty, George Plimpton, Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 26K people.  Rotten Tomatoes:26% by 31 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Verdict (1982)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R Source of story A screenplay based on a novel by Barry Reed Director Sidney Lumet Writers/Script David Mamet Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, Tobin Bell, Bruce Willis IMDb Rating 7.7 by 35,060 people Elevator Pitch: Frank Galvin is a brilliant but … Continue reading

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real life events when the real Erin Brockovitch took on an electricty company polluting the water table. Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Susannah Grant Starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, T.J. Thyne, Peter Coyote Elevator Pitch: A former beauty queen and now single mother … Continue reading

Changing Lanes (2002)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Michell Writers/Script Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin Starring Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Richard Jenkins, Amanda Peet, Kevin Sussman, William Hurt, Elevator Pitch: Doyle Gipson and Gavin Banek are on their way to different courts when they collide … Continue reading

Dark Waters (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The New York Times magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich. Director Todd Haynes Writers/Script Mario Correa, Matthew Michael Carnahan Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins. Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Elevator Pitch: A backwoods farmer from West Virginia … Continue reading

Side Effects (2013)

Elevator Pitch. A psychiatrist perscribes a contoversial anti-depressant to a young woman who appears to have suicidal tendencies, which intensify after her financier husband is released from jail. The drug improves her life and that of her husband, but it appears that she sleepwalks, and during one such event stabs him to death. The police … Continue reading

A Civil Action (1998)

Released 1998 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Jonahthan Harr which describes real events. Writer/s Script Steven Zaillian Director Steven Zaillian Starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H Macy, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry Elevator Pitch A group of personal injury lawyers take … Continue reading

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