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A Civil Action

1998-12-25 | Drama
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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.
Director: Steven Zaillian
Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall

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4 wins 14 nominations
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A Civil Action FAQ

The director of A Civil Action is Steven Zaillian.
The release date of A Civil Action is December 25, 1998.
The full version of A Civil Action is provided by Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Hoopla , Vudu , Microsoft Store , DIRECTV , AMC on Demand
The production budget of A Civil Action was 70,000,000 USD.
The revenue of A Civil Action was 56,702,901 USD.
On June 21, 2021, the IMDB rating of A Civil Action is 6.6/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 61/100, Metacritic rating is 68/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
A Civil Action won 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1999 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, 1999 Political Film Society, USA, 1999 USC Scripter Award.
The casts of A Civil Action are John Travolta starring as Jan Schlichtmann, Robert Duvall starring as Jerome Facher, Tony Shalhoub starring as Kevin Conway, William H. Macy starring as James Gordon, Zeljko Ivanek starring as Bill Crowley, Bruce Norris starring as William Cheeseman.
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..
The genre of A Civil Action is Drama.
On June 21, 2021, there were 5128 public reaction to A Civil Action including more rewarding, build a scene, whodunit, for pandemic era, beautiful acting.
The certification of A Civil Action is PG-13.