The Verdict

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,977,250Details
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Frank Galvin is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. so when hes handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running. In a desperate bid to reclaim his self-respect, he recklessly brings the case to court - only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial and error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 8th, 1982 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: May 7th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/12/10 15 $100,982   3 $33,661   $143,265 5
1982/12/17 7 $2,331,805 +2,209% 615 $3,792   $2,543,105 12
1982/12/24 6 $3,048,801 +31% 615 $4,957   $7,367,709 19
1982/12/31 5 $4,706,382 +54% 646 $7,285   $16,373,660 26
1983/01/07 3 $4,351,089 -8% 658 $6,613   $22,767,088 33
1983/01/14 3 $3,631,148 -17% 719 $5,050   $27,954,178 40
1983/01/21 3 $3,262,576 -10% 838 $3,893   $32,482,995 47
1983/01/28 3 $2,808,166 -14% 904 $3,106   $36,456,529 54
1983/02/04 5 $2,215,317 -21% 854 $2,594   $39,556,424 61
1983/02/11 7 $1,354,078 -39% 808 $1,676   $41,411,925 68
1983/02/18 10 $1,770,154 +31% 579 $3,057   $43,821,008 75
1983/02/25 9 $1,299,939 -27% 655 $1,985   $45,503,156 82
1983/03/04 7 $1,124,537 -13% 626 $1,796   $47,005,480 89
1983/03/11 8 $919,040 -18% 548 $1,677   $48,331,408 96
1983/03/18 9 $745,111 -19% 478 $1,559   $49,419,748 103
1983/03/25 16 $430,886 -42% 272 $1,584   $50,159,494 110
1983/04/01 15 $428,443 -1% 266 $1,611   $50,776,656 117
1983/04/08 14 $744,669 +74% 452 $1,647   $51,771,248 124
1983/04/15 17 $521,208 -30% 325 $1,604   $52,564,686 131
1983/04/22 18 $388,473 -25% 292 $1,330   $53,157,482 138
1983/04/29 18 $346,759 -11% 272 $1,275   $53,663,069 145
1983/05/06 20 $174,585 -50% 210 $831   $53,977,250 152

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Cast

Paul Newman    Frank Galvin
Bruce Willis    Courtroom Observer
Jack Warden    Mickey Morrissey
James Mason    Edward J. Concannon, Chief Defense Attorney
Charlotte Rampling    Laura Fischer
Lindsay Crouse    Kaitlin Costello Price, Former Nurse
Milo O'Shea    Judge Hoyle

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Sidney Lumet