THEATER 1 Sat, Aug 3 3:00 PM
THEATER 1 Wed, Aug 7 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1982
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sidney Lumet
Cast:Paul Newman
Charlotte Rampling
Jack Warden
James Mason
Milo O’Shea
Screenwriter:Jay Presson Allen


Lumet’s flawless courtroom drama stars Paul Newman in a career-defining performance as Frank Galvin, an alcoholic ambulance-chaser lawyer who takes a medical malpractice case for a quick settlement. When he visits the bedside of his comatose client and nabs a respected doctor as a star witness, he rejects the settlement offered by the hospital, and pushes the case to trial. Up against a shrewd defense lawyer (an icy James Mason), a biased judge, and his own personal demons, Frank risks everything to uncover the truth and get his client justice. Newman, Academy Award nominated for his performance, embodies Galvin with jumpy, bruised brilliance—his conscience and thought processes, in conflict with his fear and desires, are laid bare, as the audience observes a character transforming before our very eyes in subtle and profound ways. Also Academy Award nominated for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Mason), and Adapted Screenplay, and co-starring an assured Charlotte Rampling, THE VERDICT is one of Lumet’s most acclaimed and enduring works—no judgment if it makes you literally stand up and cheer.