History Film / AndJusticeForAll

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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A 1979 courtroom drama directed by Norman Jewison, starring Creator/AlPacino and John Forsythe.

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A 1979 courtroom drama dramedy directed by Norman Jewison, starring Creator/AlPacino and John Forsythe.
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** Terrified of ''more'' jail time [[spoiler:Ralph Agee]] decides to hang himself.

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** Terrified of ''more'' jail time time, [[spoiler:Ralph Agee]] decides to hang himself.
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: The man with diabetes even gets the cop testifying against him laughing when he calls the judge a douchebag.
* AmoralAttorney: Kirkland's girlfriend Gail Packer, who works on the ethics committee, is arguably one of these. She points out to him that much of what disgusts him about the justice system is, in fact, legally and procedurally correct. Of course, as Kirkland counters, that doesn't make it right...
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Fleming tries this on Kirkland, and it might've worked too, if he would have only shut up.
* BigBad: Judge Henry T. Fleming.

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\n!!This work contains examples of:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: The man with diabetes even "diabetes" gets the whole courtroom, including the cop testifying against him him, laughing when he calls the judge a douchebag.
* AmoralAttorney: Kirkland's girlfriend girlfriend, Gail Packer, who works on from the ethics committee, is arguably one of these. She points out to him that much of what disgusts him about the justice system is, in fact, legally and procedurally correct. Of course, as She presents an opposing view from Kirkland counters, that doesn't make it right...
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: Fleming tries this on 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, and it might've worked too, if [[spoiler: until he would have only shut up.
* BigBad: Judge Henry T. Fleming.
finally snaps during his Opening Arguments, revealing the corruption he's discovered]].



* BlackComedy: The film has a fair amount of this. Rayford's suicidal tendencies are a good example.
* ChewingTheScenery: Pacino's over-the-top performance as Kirkland. But given what his character's going through, this was probably the best way to play it.

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* BlackComedy: The film has puts a a fair amount of this. 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 suicidal tendencies are a good example.
approach is that [[DeathSeeker Life sucks]], combining both results.
* ChewingTheScenery: Pacino's over-the-top performance as Kirkland. But given 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.



* 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.



* DidIMentionItsChristmas: In one scene where Kirkland visits his grandfather at the nursing home, a Christmas tree is visible in the background. No other mention of the holiday is ever made.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Ralph Agee]]
** [[SuicideAsComedy Played for laughs]] with Judge Rayford, who clearly has a death wish.

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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: In one scene where The last time Kirkland visits his grandfather at the nursing home, a Christmas tree is visible in the background. No other mention of the holiday is ever made.
made, but the visit before last was Thanksgiving and it's explicit that Kirkland hasn't come for three weeks, which would often coincide with the Christmas season.
* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
** Terrified of ''more'' jail time
[[spoiler:Ralph Agee]]
Agee]] decides to hang himself.
** [[SuicideAsComedy Played for laughs]] with Judge Rayford, who clearly has a [[DeathSeeker death wish.wish]].



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The only logical way Fleming could make that last little comment.



* GoodLawyersGoodClients: Played completely straight with Arthur Kirkland. Every client we see him defend is either innocent or very sympathetic, until he's blackmailed into representing Judge Fleming on rape charges, leading to his infamous breakdown.

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* GoodLawyersGoodClients: Played completely Arthur Kirkland appears to be a straight with Arthur Kirkland. Every client we see him defend example, because Aggie's guilt is either firmly established, but he'd probably be fine if he was kept in good company, while Jeff is innocent or very sympathetic, until of everything except for having a broken taillight, for which he's blackmailed spent months in jail as a result. But Kirkland's other two on-screen clients aren't as good; his "first" client (the first one he ever represented, not the first one the audience sees) turns out to be a ManipulativeBastard of his own, regularly getting into representing trouble by consorting with prostitutes and hiding it from his wife. He gets great information that Judge Fleming on rape charges, leading is actually ''innocent'' of this crime, despite the judge's horrible ideas. [[spoiler:Which turns out to his infamous breakdown.have been manufactured by the judge's "friends", without ever having to give an explicit request.]]
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