The Verdict [DVD] [1982]

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  • Release Date: 06/04/2002
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (37 out of 37)

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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
  • Milo O'Shea
    Milo O'Shea - Judge Hoyle
  • Edward Binns
    Edward Binns - Bishop Brophy



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    picture was from the 80's so not the best quality

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    Braver
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    the plot was good and it was a good movie just not the best compared to todays High Definition since it was filmed in the 80's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie, good watch

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    RobtCook
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    Paul Newman was one of the great actors in our times, excellent movie

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

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    Daddio
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    - One of my favorite movies due to the excellent dialogue and action. Paul Newman is awesome. A must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Newman's best movies

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    Brittany4890
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    Superb courtroom drama! Great acting! Newman at his best! Also great writing, directing and casting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Paul Newman movie.

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    Hartley
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    An excellent Paul Newman movie, highlighting a failed attorney with a opportunity of redemption.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome movie

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    amo15
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    this is a great movie if you want a night of suspense and a good lead actor

    I would recommend this to a friend



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