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Class Action (1991)

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Release Date
 USA: Mar 15, 1991
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 1, 2005

MPAA Rating
R

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country USA

Studio 20th Century Fox, Interscope Communications

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Other Titles
• Class Action



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Genre: Drama, Law, Betrayal, Courtroom

Tagline: A father and a daughter, divided by a case, endangered by the truth.

Plot: Jedediah Tucker Ward is an esteemed trial attorney who has built his reputation defending the underdog against the huge, impenetrable corporate power structure. His daughter Maggie, also a lawyer, has more conventional aims -- namely becoming a partner in San Francisco's largest corporate law firm.

Jedediah believes that his daughter is selling out by working as a corporate attorney, but Maggie sees her father's defense of the "common man" as an excuse for self-aggrandizement on the job and negligence at home. The festering antagonism between the two comes to a head when they meet in the courtroom for a class action suit against an American auto manufacturer, where Maggie represents the car company and Jedediah represents the people.

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 Directed by
Michael Apted
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 Written by
Carolyn Shelby
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Christopher Ames
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 Cast
Gene Hackman
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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Laurence Fishburne
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Jonathan Silverman
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Colin Friels
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Joanna Merlin
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Donald Moffat
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 Music By
James Horner
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