A Civil Action (1998)
PG-13
115 min | Drama

A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.
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Jan 8, 1999 (United States)

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John Travolta
Jan Schlichtmann Jan Schlichtmann   See fewer
Robert Duvall
Jerome Facher Jerome Facher   See fewer
Tony Shalhoub
Kevin Conway Kevin Conway   See fewer
William H. Macy
James Gordon James Gordon   See fewer
Zeljko Ivanek
Bill Crowley Bill Crowley   See fewer
Bruce Norris
William Cheeseman William Cheeseman   See fewer
John Lithgow
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Kathleen Quinlan
Anne Anderson Anne Anderson   See fewer
Peter Jacobson
Neil Jacobs Neil Jacobs   See fewer
Mary Mara
Kathy Boyer Kathy Boyer   See fewer
James Gandolfini
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Stephen Fry
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Dan Hedaya
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David Thornton
Richard Aufiero Richard Aufiero   See fewer
Sydney Pollack
Al Eustis Al Eustis   See fewer
Ned Eisenberg
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Margot Rose
Donna Robbins Donna Robbins   See fewer
Daniel von Bargen
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Caroline Carrigan
Evelyn Love Evelyn Love   See fewer
Paul Desmond
Paul Shalline Paul Shalline   See fewer
Michael P. Byrne
Tommy Barbas Tommy Barbas   See fewer
Tracy Miller
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Paul Hewitt
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Clayton Landey
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Paul Ben-Victor
Bobby Pasqueriella Bobby Pasqueriella   See fewer
Elizabeth Burnette
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Alan Wilder
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Gregg Joseph Monk
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Harout Beshlian
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Josh Pais
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Haskell V. Anderson III
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Kaiulani Lee
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Howie Carr
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Denise Dowse
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Pearline Fergerson
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Scott Weintraub
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Robert Cicchini
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Gene Wolande
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Bruce Holman
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Charles Levin
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Byron Jennings
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Jay Patterson
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Taylor Bernard
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Kathy Bates
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Steve Bertorelli
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Tommy Bull
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Melissa Calheno
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Jerry Clower
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Tom Cutler
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Amy Dowd
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Lana Ford
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John Franchi
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Bryan Greenberg
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Phil Hawn
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Aaron Henry
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Edward Herrmann
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Sheila Korsi
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Sarah Krasner
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Brian Rivers
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Gary Rodriguez
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Rocco Salata
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Racheal Seymour
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Harry Dean Stanton
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