A Civil Action (1998)

Directed by
Steven Zaillian

This true story is based on Jonathan Harr's gripping book and the case became renowned in American legal history.

Hot shot lawyer, Jan Schlictmann (John Travolta), helps 21 families sue two of America's largest industrial manufacturing giants over the illegal dumping of toxic chemicals into their community's water supply.

Believing the chemicals are causing cancer-related deaths and health problems in the communities young population, they fight the companies for compensation and environmental safety.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for John TravoltaJohn Travolta...Jan Schlichtmann
Image for Robert DuvallRobert Duvall...Jerome Facher
Image for Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub...Kevin Conway
Image for William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy...James Gordon
Image for Željko IvanekŽeljko Ivanek...Bill Crowley
Bruce Norris...William Cheeseman
Image for John LithgowJohn Lithgow...Judge Walter J. Skinner
Kathleen Quinlan...Anne Anderson
Peter Jacobson...Neil Jacobs
Mary Mara...Kathy Boyer
Image for James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini...Al Love
Image for Stephen FryStephen Fry...Pinder
Dan Hedaya...John Riley
David Thornton...Richard Aufiero
Image for Sydney PollackSydney Pollack...Al Eustis