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Movies Related To To Kill A Mockingbird

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Autor:  anton  25 October 2010
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1. A CIVIL ACTION (1998); with John Travolta and Robert Duvall, based on a true story regarding chemical violation of a community's water sources.

2. ERIN BROCKOVICH (1999) with Julia Roberts and Albert Finney, based on the same basic issue as A Civil Action, but with decidedly different conclusion!

3. THE ACCUSED (1988); with Jodie Foster & Kelly McGillis. True story of a Massachusetts gang-rape case and follow-up case. Issues regarding admission of evidence, criminal prosecutions, victim's rights.

4. THE VERDICT (1982); with Paul Newman, James Mason and Charlotte Rampling. Alcoholic lawyer takes on a malpractice case. Possible unethical actions by attorneys on both sides of the case!

5. ADAM'S RIB (1949); with Spencer Tracy & Katherine Hepburn. Husband and wife lawyers, on opposing sides of the same case. Classic comedy with good discussions of several legal issues.

6. INHERIT THE WIND (1960); with Spencer Tracy & Fredric Marsh. Based on the famous Scopes "monkey trial," with a biology teacher on trial for daring to teach the theory of evolution. A classic trial!!

7. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962); with Gregory Peck and Mary Badham. Small town Southern lawyer defends a black man accused of rape in pre-Civil Rights era. Attorney-client obligations, criminal trial issues. Somewhat outdated, but a classic nonetheless.

8. YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (1939); with Henry Fonda (haven't seen this one yet).

9. TWELVE ANGRY MEN (1957); with Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall & Jack Klugman. CLASSIC jury film; intense jury dispute; how a jury evaluates a case. This is the Original – there is a recent (1998 I think) version also with Keanu Reeves, but I don’t know how it compares.

10. THE TRIAL (1963); with Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau and Romy Schneider. Man arrested for an unexplained crime he is never told about!

11. STATE'S ATTORNEY (1932); with John Barrymore (haven't seen this one yet).

12. SERGEANT RYKER (1968); with Lee Marvin, Vera Miles & Peter Graves. Court Martial of soldier accused of treason.

13. PERFECT WITNESS (1989); with Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing & Lara Harrington. Witness to mob murder put in jail for perjury - social responsibility issues.

14. THE PAPER CHASE (1973); with Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman and Lindsay Wagner. Law student's first year at Harvard Law School (mainly in contracts class).

15. L.A. LAW (1987); with Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen. Introduced the TV series of the same name.

16. KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979); with Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. Divorce and child custody issues.

17. JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961); with Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximilian Schell, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland! Nazi war crimes trial.

18. SHOOT FROM THE HIP (haven't seen yet - can't comment).

19. MY COUSIN VINNY; recent comedy with a newly-licensed attorney representing a family member wrongly accused of murder. It touches on a few serious legal issues regarding preparation for trial, even with the comedy.

20. ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981); with Paul Newman and Sally Field. Freedom of the press and defamation of character.

21. SUSPECT (1987); with Cher and Dennis Quaid. Jury tampering, collusion, bribery of a government official.

22. LOSING ISAIAH (1995); with Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson. Interracial adoption, child custody rights of biological parents.

23. MURDER IN THE FIRST (1995); with Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldham, Christian Slater. Cruel and unusual punishment in the Alcatraz prison; jury "nullification," federal jurisdiction.

24. JUST CAUSE (1995); with Sean Connery, Blair Underwood, Laurence Fishburne; Kate Capshaw, Ed Harris. Coercion of a confession; murder, venue, Pro Bono Publico representation, conflict of interest.

25. ORIGINAL INTENT (1991); with Kris Kristofferson, Candy Clark, Jay Richardson, Martin Sheen. Eviction of a homeless shelter. Landlord/Tenant issues.

26. REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (1990?); with Jeremy Irons as Claus von Bulow - did he murder his wife or not? Appealing a conviction with the assistance of Harvard Law Professor _______________.

27. THE INSIDER (1999); a tobacco-company scientist (Russell Crowe) struggles with some ethical & legal issues, including Confidentiality Agreements, in deciding whether to testify.

28. GUILTY BY SUSPICION (1991); The "witch-hunts" of the 1950's House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings and its effect on Hollywood, writers, actors, directors. Bill of Rights protections, anyone?? Robert De Niro stars, with Annette Bening & Martin Scorcese.



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