#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Jed Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect on his life after the accident. He must replace the current attorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense attorney will be his estranged daughter.
Plot: A liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto manufacturer against charges that their explosion-prone station wagons are unsafe. As her mother begs for peace, Maggie takes on her dad in a trial that turns increasingly personal and nasty.
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Nice little courtroom drama….
Though I shan’t name specifics, back in the ’90s, when Class Action was made, vehicle component malfunction affected and scared more everyday folk than the usual cases for U.S Courtroom dramas i.e Medical and Corporate cases.
So, when a lighting circuit component fails in a popular car model and causes vehicle fires, naturally a case is lodged against the manufacturers. Taking the case is a crusty, liberal lawyer, Jed, (Gene Hackman). But, to his shock and fortunately for us, in defence is Jed’s estranged daughter Maggie (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), who’s ambitious and ruthless. This creates a tension, in the courtroom and privately as reasons and causes for their differences are aired.
Unlike some more well known courtroom dramas, there’s little shouting or violence. No one gets murdered. The case is reasonably involving and both leads are good. The outcome wasn’t as full-blooded as I’d have liked and so I give six and bit stars. Quietly recommended, though, especially for lovers of the genre.
Interesting Combination of Courtroom Intrigue and Family Dysfuntion
Director Michael Apted has Made Many a Film with its Heart in the Right Place. His Films Tend to be Thoughtful and Have a Glow of an Idealistic Take of Human Nature and an Anticipation for Good to Triumph Over Evil.
In This One Gene Hackman Gives Another Outstanding Performance and He Never Seems to Disappoint. Mary Elizabeth Mastionio Also Gives it Her All as Hackman’s Estrange Daughter that is the Same but Opposite Her Liberal Crusading Father.
Needless to Say Their Relationship Consists Mostly of Philosophical Family Conflict and Their Strained Love/Hate Confrontations.
The Part Courtroom Drama is Equally Displayed with the Personal Relationships as the Self Righteous Lawyer Father and the Materialistic Daughter Lawyer are at Odds with the Legal System and Ethics. It is All Rather Compelling on Both Fronts.
It is a Satisfying and Better Than Average and a Bit Different of its Type. There are Interesting Details Involving the Case and its Supporting Participants are Realistic. The Only Thing Predictable is the Outcome of the Trial and That May Be a Shortcoming, but it is the Combining of Characters and Dialog that Makes This One Highly Recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Michael Apted
Writer Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames, Samantha Shad
Actors Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm