A Civil Action
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1998
Director: Steven Zaillian
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 717951-001917
Running time: 1:55 (115 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 13, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#415)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
John Travolta (Face/Off, Phenomenon) gives another brilliant performance in a suspenseful true story that's been praised as the greatest legal thriller of all time! Jan Schlichtmann (Travolta) is a cynical, high-priced personal injury attorney who only takes big-money cases he can safely settle out of court. Though his latest case at first appears straightforward, Schlichtmann soon becomes entangled in an epic legal battle...one where he's willing to put his career, reputation and all that he owns on the line for the rights of his clients! Also featuring Robert Duvall (The Apostle, Phenomenon), William H. Macy (Fargo, Mr. Holland's Opus) and John Lithgow (The Pelilcan Brief, TV's 3rd Rock From The Sun) – this gripping, widely acclaimed hit delivers edge-of-your-seat entertainment!
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • Paramount Pictures
 • Wildwood Enterprises
Media Companies:
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 • Touchstone Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Steven Zaillian....Director
Writing
Jonathan Harr....Original Material By
Steven Zaillian....Screenwriter
Production
Steven Zaillian....Executive Producer
David Wisnievitz....Executive Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Robert Redford....Producer
Rachel Pfeffer....Producer
Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Wayne Wahrman....Film Editor
Music
Danny Elfman....Composer
Sound
David MacMillan....Production Sound Mixer
Larry Kemp....Supervising Sound Editor
Gary Bourgeois....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Brad Sherman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Shay Cunliffe....Costume Designer
David Gropman....Production Designer
David J. Bomba....Art Director
Robert Q. Mathews....Costume Designer
Whitney L. James....Make-up Artist
Cheryl Nick....Make-up Artist
Michelle Bühler....Make-up Artist
Hallie D'Amore....Make-up Artist
Guy Clayton....Visual Effects
John R. Jensen....Art Director
Cast
John Travolta....Jan Schlichtmann
Robert Duvall....Jerome Facher
Tony Shalhoub....Kevin Conway
William H. Macy....James Gordon
Željko Ivanek....Bill Crowley
Bruce Norris....William Cheeseman
John Lithgow....Judge Skinner
Kathleen Quinlan....Anne Anderson
Peter Jacobson....Neil Jacobs
Mary Mara....Kathy Boyer
James Gandolfini....Al Love
Stephen Fry....Pinder
Dan Hedaya....John Riley
David Thornton....Richard Aufiero
Sydney Pollack....Al Eustis
Ned Eisenberg....Uncle Pete
Margot Rose....Donna Robbins
Daniel Von Bargen....Mr. Granger
Caroline Carrigan....Evelyn Love
Paul Desmond....Shalline
Michael P. Byrne....Barbas
Grace Workers
Tracy Miller
Paul Hewitt
Clayton Landey
Paul Ben-Victor....Pasqueriella
Elizabeth Burnette....Lauren Aufiero
Insurance Lawyers
Alan Wilder
Gregg Joseph Monk
Harout Beshlian
Josh Pais....Law Clerk
Haskell Vaughn Anderson III....Courtroom #7 Clerk
Kaiulani Lee....Mrs. Granger
Howie Carr....Radio Talk Show Host
Denise Dowse....Judge
Pearline Fergerson....Court Clerk
PI Lawyers
Scott Weintraub
Robert Cicchini
Christopher Stevenson....Insurance Plaintiff
Kevin Fry....Waiter
Brian Turk....Mover
Rikki Klieman....TV Reporter
Charlie Stavola....Detective
Teenagers on Property
David Barrett
Ryan Janis
Rob McElhenney
Mike Biase....Market Clerk
Richard Calnan....Woburn Traffic Cop
Gene Wolande....Hotel Clerk
Sam Travolta....Grace Attorney
Reporters
Gregg Shawzin
Juli Donald
Sayda Alan
Catherine Leahan
Bruce Holman....Federal Marshall
Geologists
John La Fayette
Charles Levin
Byron Jennings
Jay Patterson
Taylor Bernard....Trustee's Assistant
Kathy Bates....Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
Phil Hawn....Attorney in Courtroom Gallery (uncredited)
Edward Herrmann.... (uncredited)
Rocco Salata....Diner patron (uncredited)
Harry Dean Stanton....Land Watcher (uncredited)