THE VERDICT (1982) - Just $4 - Legal Drama (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
HOST MEETUP - TORONTO CLASSIC FILMS
MOVIE START TIME: 7:15 PM
Starring Paul Newman, James Mason, Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling, Lindsay Crouse and Milo O'Shea.
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Screenplay by David Mamet
From the novel by Barry Reed
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, Ed Concannon (James Mason). Frank 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.
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LOCATION: ETON HOUSE (One block east of Pape Stn.)
DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
MEETUP STARTS AT 6:30
THE MOVIE BEGINS AT 7:15
MOVIE LENGTH: 2 hrs 9 min
MEETUP FEE: $4.00
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