Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Director: Martin Campbell

Cast: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Karen Young

     
 

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In this crime-thriller a defense attorney in Boston (Gary Oldman) finds that success has its price when one of the defendants he got acquitted (Kevin Bacon) resumes the killing spree he had started before being accused. Directed by Martin Campbell. ~ Jennifer LackmanSee more details below

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In this crime-thriller a defense attorney in Boston (Gary Oldman) finds that success has its price when one of the defendants he got acquitted (Kevin Bacon) resumes the killing spree he had started before being accused. Directed by Martin Campbell. ~ Jennifer Lackman

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All Movie Guide - Linda Rasmussen
Criminal Law is a legal thriller wherein criminal defense attorney Ben Chase (Gary Oldman) decides to prove that his client Martin Thiel (Kevin Bacon) is in fact a serial killer, despite the acquittal that Ben won for him. When new murders occur, Ben takes matters into his own hands, beginning a psychological battle of wills with Martin. Gary Oldman gives an excellent performance as the criminal defense attorney with a conscience, and Kevin Bacon is intriguing and ambiguous as the killer. The action sequences -- particularly when Ben finds a body in the rain in a deserted park -- are terrific as is the fast-paced direction by Martin Campbell. However, the film cannot overcome its ludicrous premise or its laughable, totally unbelievable courtroom sequences. Criminal Law, if not taken very seriously and with more than a grain of salt, can be entertaining, but it fails miserably when compared to accurate, exciting legal thrillers such as Primal Fear.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
UPC:
0027616077202
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:57:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Oldman Ben Chase
Kevin Bacon Martin Thiel
Karen Young Ellen Faulkner
Joe Don Baker Detective Mesel
Tess Harper Detective Stillwell
Ron Lea Gary Hull
Karen Woolridge Claudia Curwen
Elizabeth Sheppard Dr. Sybil Thiel
Michael Sinelnikoff Prof. Clemens
Terence Labrosse Actor
Tyrone Benskin Actor

Technical Credits
Martin Campbell Director
John Daly Executive Producer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Ken Gord Co-producer
Lynda Gordon Casting
Hilary Heath Co-producer,Producer
Mark Kasdan Screenwriter
Robert MacLean Co-producer,Producer
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
Vera Miller Casting
Curtis Schnell Production Designer
Chris Wimble Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Criminal Law
1. Main Titles [3:26]
2. Opening Remarks [5:39]
3. Doing a Job [7:02]
4. Another Case [3:37]
5. Meeting of Importance [7:18]
6. An Eyewitness [4:50]
7. Guilty Conscience [3:36]
8. Attorney-Client Privilege [3:35]
9. Why? [4:01]
10. Offer of Help [2:49]
11. The Thiel Family [5:31]
12. Hidden Secrets [6:50]
13. Warning [2:51]
14. Killer Style [5:13]
15. The Law of Retaliation [6:08]
16. Pertinent Information [5:50]
17. Defending the Guilty [2:45]
18. Disturbing Behavior [2:42]
19. A New Lead [3:36]
20. Unwelcome Company [5:54]
21. The Urge to Kill [5:06]
22. Seeking Justice [6:33]
23. Judgment [5:59]
24. End Credits [2:49]

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