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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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    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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    Best Cinematography


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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.
The director of A Civil Action is Steven Zaillian.
The release date of A Civil Action is December 25, 1998.
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 runtime of A Civil Action is 115 minutes.
The full version of A Civil Action is provided by Hulu , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Hoopla , Vudu , Microsoft Store , DIRECTV
The certification of A Civil Action is PG-13.
On January 25, 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.
On January 25, 2021, there were 5075 public reaction to A Civil Action including extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance, idealism, true professional, more aggressive.
The revenue of A Civil Action was 56,702,901 USD.
The production budget of A Civil Action was 70,000,000 USD.
The genre of A Civil Action is Drama.