The Verdict

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The Verdict ★★★ 1982 (R)

Frank Galvin (Newman) is an alcoholic failed attorney reduced to ambulance chasing. A friend gives him a supposedly easy malpractice case that pits Frank against a powerful establishment Catholic hospital in Boston in what turns out to be a last chance at redeeming himself and his career. Adapted from the novel by Barry Reed. One of Newman's finest performances. 122m/C VHS, DVD . Paul Newman, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, Milo O'Shea, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Binns, Roxanne Hart, James Handy, Wesley Addy, Joe Seneca, Julie Bovasso; D: Sidney Lumet; W: David Mamet; C: Andrzej Bartkowiak; M: Johnny Mandel. Natl. Bd. of Review ‘82: Director (Lumet).