A Civil Action

Civil Action

A film by Steven Zaillian
Starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

A small-time, self-possessed attorney’s (John Travolta) greed entangles him in a case that threatens to destroy him in this legal thriller based on a true story. The Woburn Case, which evolves into a labyrinthine lawsuit where truth, if it can be found at all, resides not in the courtroom, but deep in the network of deceit and corruption.

Two thumbs up. One of the best legal films in years. A fabulous cast. —Gene Siskel

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1998
Country of Production
USA
Language
English
Running Time
110 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Friday, May 10, 2013
12:00pm

Stay in Touch

About Us

Sign up for our E-Newsletter Sign up for our E-Newsletter

receive weekly showtimes & information

Subscribe to our RSS feed

announcements, blog entries and newsletters