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A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 12/25/1998 (US) Drama 1h 55m

Justice has its price.


Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order to continue the case against all odds.

  1. Steven Zaillian

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Travolta

    John Travolta

    Jan Schlichtmann

  2. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Jerome Facher

  3. Tony Shalhoub

    Tony Shalhoub

    Kevin Conway

  4. William H. Macy

    William H. Macy

    James Gordon

  5. Zeljko Ivanek

    Zeljko Ivanek

    Bill Crowley

  6. Bruce Norris

    William Cheeseman

  7. John Lithgow

    John Lithgow

    Judge Walter J. Skinner

  8. Kathleen Quinlan

    Kathleen Quinlan

    Anne Anderson

  9. Peter Jacobson

    Peter Jacobson

    Neil Jacobs

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A Civil Action
A Civil Action

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $70,000,000.00

Revenue $56,702,901.00


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