The Verdict [Blu-ray] [1982]

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  • Release Date: 05/07/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (46 out of 47)

Special Features


  • Paul Newman: The Craft Of Acting
  • Milestones in cinema history: The Verdict
  • Sidney Lumet: The Craft Of Directing
  • Audio commentary with director Sidney Lumet And star Paul Newman
  • Two additional featurettes

Synopsis


The Verdict
In Sidney Lumet's powerful courtroom drama The Verdict, Paul Newman stars as Frank Galvin, an alcoholic Boston lawyer who tries to redeem his personal and professional reputation by winning a difficult medical malpractice case. Frank, down on his luck, is presented with the case of his life when he is approached by the family of a woman who has been left in a coma following an operation in a large Catholic hospital. Helped by his assistant Mickey (Jack Warden), he agrees to take the case, hoping for a fast settlement. When he visits the victim in the hospital, he becomes emotionally involved, turns down a sizable settlement offer made by the hospital, and decides to bring the case to trial despite the formidable opposition of the Church and its lawyer, Newman (James Mason). He is also assisted by his new girlfriend, Laura (Charlotte Rampling), a woman who turns out to have an unusual past. Oscar-nominated for "Best Picture" and "Best Director" (Lumet) as well as for "Best Adapted Screenplay" (David Mamet from a novel by Barry Reed), The Verdict is an outstanding, if not very legally accurate, courtroom drama; Frank's decision to try the case without telling the family of the victim of the settlement offer would probably lead to his real-life disbarment. Paul Newman and James Mason give fine, Oscar-nominated performances, and Charlotte Rampling is quite good as the deceitful Laura, who never seems to turn down a drink. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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



Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Newman Again

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    Drpun
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    This film is brought up in books focused on writing good stories. The flawed hero played by Newman in an Oscar nominated role shows his journey for fixing the wrongs of a botched medical procedure that was covered up by the hospital and church and his inner struggle to fix his own flaws as an ambulance chasing lawyer. Look for a young Bruce Willis in the final courtroom scene sitting in the back behind Newman.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Paul Newman movie!

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    Rivka
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    When I saw this DVD at Best Buy, it was a no-brainer. I just had to buy it. Anything with Paul Newman in it had to be great. I was not disappointed. He was terrific, as usual. The supporting cast was also very good. I would definitely recommend this movie, whether you are a Paul Newman fan or not. If not, you will fast become one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Verdict is this special edition is great.

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    Mahian

    Paul Newman gives one of his best performances in this outstanding courtroom drama. This R-rated thriller is constantly engaging and keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat. The less you know about the film in advance, the better. The DVD has two discs. The first disc contains the film in a very good looking widescreen transfer. Disc two contains a bounty of supplemental features that add an added insight to the film and its production.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The VERDICT is in....

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    Mike58
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    Paul Newman stars as a down on his luck lawyer who is handed a "just get the settlement" case. He instead risks going to trial, taking on an elite legal team. Paul Newman was amazing, I loved this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good trial movie.

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    sis421
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    Hard to believe I am saying this is a good old movie, but it is really good , but as time marches on ,a old movie with Paul Newman as the star( Newman is one of the greatest actors ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Courtroom drama

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    Stratty
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    Watching this film, you get an idea where other more modern courtroom dramas get their mojo from. A very satisfying ending for a would-be tragic lead character.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Courtroom Drama

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    Sarge
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    Paul Newman stars as an attorney who has to come to grips with his alcoholism to give an accused individual a first class defense. Very engrossing film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Paul Newman's Best Perfomances

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    Luscan
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    One of my favorite all time movies. The writing is wonderful & humane. The acting is superb! It is a people's feel good story of truth, justice, & salvation all rolled into great cinema. Passes the test of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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