Rated R, 2 hour 10 Minutes
Starring: Richard Gere
Great movie that brings out Gere's talent. A little bit of action, a little bit of Psychology, a little bit of Romance.. it's all in this movie. A definite A.
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Guilty? Innocent? Those questions aren't for high-powered Chicago attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) to decide. His job is to defend - especially if a case will put his name in the headlines and further his career. When Vail hears that a penniless altar boy (Edward Norton) is accused of murdering the local archbishop, he snaps up the case, eager for the media spotlight. Little does he know that it will uncover a viper's nest of corruption, pit him against a prosecuter (Laura Linney) who's his ex-lover, and test all his skill, judgment and even his win-at-any-cost attitude.
Vail takes on a case against his ex-lover which he still has feelings for
He believes the altar boy
And he is trying to get him off the hook
He later is convinced that the boy has multiple personalities
because of the things that were done to him
Vail is very convincing to the courtroom
And eventually wins the case
However, he now has his doubts