is a 1996 crime drama about Amoral Attorney
Martin Vail (Richard Gere
) who defends an altar boy (Edward Norton
) accused of the brutal murder of an archbishop. Vail, at first only interested in the publicity of the case, soon discovers that there is more to the case than meets the eye.
The movie proved to be Norton's career-launching role.
Not to be confused with the trope
of the same name, with which it has little to do.
Also, as the movie is a series of Reveals
, spoilers will be problematic.Warning: Expect every example to be a spoiler for something. Proceed at your own risk.
The film contains examples of the following tropes: