History Film / AndJusticeForAll

4th Apr '18 3:22:53 PM GeheimnisGoth
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* {{Transsexual}}: One of Kirkland's clients, Ralph Agee, is a black man who presents as female. [[spoiler: He commits suicide after being sent to prison for 5 years due to incompetence by Kirkland's colleague]].

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: One of Kirkland's clients, Ralph Agee, is a black man who presents as female. [[spoiler: He commits suicide after being sent to prison for 5 years due to incompetence by Kirkland's colleague]].
18th Dec '17 6:27:38 PM Fireblood
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** Some of the evidence Kirkland digs up on Fleming should have been turned over to the prosecutor's office too. For instance, Fleming reveals to him that a supposed witness who says he saw another man leaving where his victim lived actually was paid to lie. Knowing that, he had an obligation not to put this witness on and report the planned crime, which would torpedo Fleming's case through a completely legal method, rather than killing his career by turning on Fleming during his opening argument.

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** Some of the evidence Kirkland digs up on Fleming should have been turned over to the prosecutor's office too. For instance, Fleming reveals to him that a supposed witness who says he saw another man leaving where his victim lived actually was paid to lie. Knowing that, he had an obligation not to put this witness on and report the planned crime, which would torpedo Fleming's case through a completely legal method, rather than killing his career by turning on Fleming during his opening argument. The photographic evidence which shows Fleming ''did'' know the victim previously could also be turned over.



* SmugSnake: Fleming, he is arrogant and an EntitledBastard in general, [[spoiler: freely admits to be guilty of his sex crime and makes a sleazy remark about raping his victim again]].
* TheSociopath: Fleming, as he has a LackOfEmpathy towards innocents who presided before him in court like Jeff and [[spoiler:express interest in raping his victim again which led him to be in the other side of the trial with Kirkland to defend him without any remorse or true guilt and evenly smugly admitting to be guilty like he was proud of his crime before the trial when pictures of him with a call girl are revealed to him]].

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* SmugSnake: Fleming, he is arrogant and an EntitledBastard in general, [[spoiler: freely admits to be he's guilty of his sex crime the charge leveled and makes a sleazy remark about raping his victim again]].
* TheSociopath: Fleming, as he has a LackOfEmpathy towards innocents who presided before him in court like Jeff and [[spoiler:express [[spoiler:expresses interest in raping his victim again again, which led him to be in the other side of the trial with Kirkland to defend him without any remorse or true guilt and evenly smugly admitting to be guilty like he was proud of his crime before the trial when pictures of him with a call girl are revealed to him]].
18th Dec '17 6:14:41 PM Fireblood
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* AmoralAttorney: Kirkland's girlfriend, Gail Packer, from the ethics committee, points out to him that much of what disgusts him about the justice system is, in fact, legally and procedurally correct. She presents an opposing view from Kirkland by standing up for the law and enforcing a separation of emotions from duty; people whose emotions interfere with their job can't be lawyers.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: The first time the offer is made, it's done indirectly, through Judge Rayford. Kirkland realizes that may have connections that will cause him to be disbarred if he chooses not to represent Judge Fleming. The offer continually gets worse for Kirkland, [[spoiler: until he finally snaps during his Opening Arguments, revealing the corruption he's discovered]].

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* AmoralAttorney: Kirkland's girlfriend, Gail Packer, from the ethics committee, points out to him that much of what disgusts him about the justice system is, in fact, legally and procedurally correct. She presents an opposing view from Kirkland by standing up for the law and enforcing a separation of emotions from duty; people whose emotions interfere with their job can't be lawyers. \n Kirkland retorts that being legal doesn't make it right, but on the latter point she's vindicated by the end.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: The first time the offer is made, it's done indirectly, through Judge Rayford. Kirkland realizes that Fleming may have connections that will cause him to be disbarred if he chooses not to represent Judge Fleming. The offer continually gets worse for Kirkland, [[spoiler: until he finally snaps during his Opening Arguments, opening arguments, revealing the corruption he's discovered]].



* BlackComedy: The film puts a a fair amount of effort into showing the people involved in the justice system either don't care about the lives/laws involved, or end up killing themselves unless they can turn it into a big joke. Judge Rayford's approach is that [[DeathSeeker Life sucks]], combining both results.
* ChewingTheScenery: Pacino's over-the-top performance during Kirkland's Opening Statement gives rise to a [[SignatureLine famous quote]]. Given what his character's going through, this was probably the best way to play it.

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* BlackComedy: The film puts a a fair amount of effort into showing the people involved in the justice system either don't care about the lives/laws involved, or end up killing themselves unless they can turn it into a big joke. Judge Rayford's approach is that [[DeathSeeker Life life sucks]], combining both results.
* ChewingTheScenery: Pacino's over-the-top performance during Kirkland's Opening Statement opening argument gives rise to a [[SignatureLine famous quote]]. Given what his character's going through, this was probably the best way to play it.



* DeathSeeker: Judge Rayford has figured out the meaning of like after skydiving with a broken parachute and reserve; it sucks. Because of this, Kirkland identifies him as having a death wish, and the audience gets to see him trying to eat a bullet during a recess.
* DeusAngstMachina: If you're a client of either Kirkland or one of his friends, the best way to be found guilty is to be completely innocent, or vice-versa.

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* DeathSeeker: Judge Rayford has figured out the meaning of like life after skydiving with a broken parachute and reserve; it sucks. Because of this, Kirkland identifies him as having a death wish, and the audience gets to see him trying to eat a bullet during a recess.
* DeusAngstMachina: If you're a client of either Kirkland or one of his friends, the best way to be found guilty is to be completely innocent, or vice-versa.vice versa.
13th Jun '17 6:41:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Warren's reaction, after learning that [[spoiler:Ralph hanged himself after getting sent to jail]] due to his failure to show up to sentencing on time.
13th Jun '17 6:30:38 PM Mdumas43073
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* OffOnATechnicality: Cruelly {{inverted}} with Jeff, whom Kirkland can't get off although he's innocent ''because'' of a technicality.

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* OffOnATechnicality: Cruelly {{inverted}} with Jeff, whom Kirkland can't is ''unable'' to get off although (although he's innocent ''because'' innocent) because of a technicality.
13th Jun '17 6:28:15 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1979 courtroom dramedy directed by Norman Jewison, starring Creator/AlPacino and John Forsythe.

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A 1979 courtroom dramedy film directed by Norman Jewison, starring Creator/AlPacino and John Forsythe.
13th Jun '17 6:28:03 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Jun '17 6:27:46 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Jun '17 6:24:03 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Judge Rayford:''' ''Mr. Kirkland, you are out of order!''
->'''Arthur Kirkland:''' ''YOU'RE out of order! YOU'RE out of order! The whole TRIAL is out of order! THEY'RE out of order!''

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->'''Judge Rayford:''' ''Mr. Mr. Kirkland, you are out of order!''
order!
->'''Arthur Kirkland:''' ''YOU'RE ''YOU'RE'' out of order! YOU'RE ''YOU'RE'' out of order! The whole TRIAL ''TRIAL'' is out of order! THEY'RE ''THEY'RE'' out of order!''
order!
13th Jun '17 6:23:11 PM Mdumas43073
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