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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TCP: Order In The Court



Courtroom Drama is one of my favorites. In fact, I have read so many courtroom drama novels written by some of my favorites like John Grisham and Richard North Patterson, among others. Whenever the stories are set in the courtroom, I feel like I am one of the lawyers that are arguing and presenting evidences. Sometimes, I get carried away that it makes me think that I want to be a lawyer myself!

Anyway, for this week I want to feature Class Action. This is a very intense movie. It is not just about order in the court but it also shows father-daughter relationship... the hatred.. the love and what's family is all about.


A pair of lawyers must balance their professional principles (such as they are) against family loyalties in this courtroom drama. Jedediah Ward (Gene Hackman) is a leftist lawyer who has based his career on helping people avoid being taken for a ride by the rich and powerful; he's pursued principle at the expense of profit, though he has a bad habit of not following up on his clients after their cases are settled. Jed's daughter, Maggie (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), has had a bad relationship with her father ever since she discovered that he was cheating on her mother, and while she also has made a career in law, she has taken a very different professional route by working for a high-powered corporate law firm and has adopted a conservative political agenda. Jed is hired to help field a lawsuit against a major auto manufacturer whose station wagons have a dangerous propensity to explode on impact, but while his research indicates he has an all but airtight case against them, the case becomes more complicated for him when he discovers that Maggie is representing the firm he's suing.


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3 comments:

Mama Ko said...

Booky gal sd di ka mamilu, ako mamili lng ug basahon kapoy ugbasa intawn, 19kupong kupong pa siguro ko kabasa ug english novel. kapoy basa o, kaon nlng ko.

Wala ko kita ani nga salida, ganahan mn gd ko mga teenager preha nku lol

kikamz said...

Haven't seen this one yet momi lu.. looks like a good one. i love reading john grisham too.. just don't have much time to sit down and grab a copy. busy-busyhan na kasi with other stuff. will include this on my list.

thanks for joining us this week. next week, we will feature our favorite love story movie. till then, take care and happy tcp!

chubskulit said...

Si tsang talaga astig na bakla hehehe. I have never seen this one.

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