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The Resource A Civil Action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises/Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zallian, (videorecording DVD)

A Civil Action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises/Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zallian, (videorecording DVD)

Label
A Civil Action
Title
A Civil Action
Statement of responsibility
Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises/Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zallian
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Jan Schlichtmann (Travolta) is a cynical, high-priced personal injury attorney who only takes big-money cases he can safely settle out of court. He takes on a case which at first appears straightforward, but soon becomes entangled in a labyrinthine legal battle involving industrial pollution, contaminated drinking water, and the deaths of innocent children in New England
  • A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns
Cataloging source
JVK
Characteristic
videorecording
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Civil action (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editor, Wayne Wahrman ; music, Danny Elfman ; costumes, Shay Cunliffe
Date time place
Limited theatrical release December 25, 1998. Wide release January 10, 1999
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
English and French soundtracks; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1995.9.J8
  • KF228.A7
  • KF228.A667
LC item number
  • .C58 1999
  • .C58 2010
  • H372 2010
  • H372 1999
PerformerNote
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, Željko Ivanek, John Lithgow, William H. Macy, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub
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  • 1954-
  • 1953-
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  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Rudin, Scott
  • Redford, Robert
  • Pfeffer, Rachel
  • Travolta, John
  • Duvall, Robert
  • Fry, Stephen
  • Gandolfini, James
  • Hedaya, Dan
  • Ivanek, Željko
  • Lithgow, John
  • Macy, William H.
  • Quinlan, Kathleen
  • Shalhoub, Tony
  • Hall, Conrad
  • Wahrman, Wayne
  • Elfman, Danny
  • Cunliffe, Shay
  • Harr, Jonathan
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Wildwood Enterprises
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Touchstone Home Video (Firm)
  • Scott Rudin Productions
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
115
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  • Anderson, Anne
  • Schlichtmann, Jan
  • Anderson, Anne
  • Schlichtmann, Jan
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • W.R. Grace & Co
  • Trials (Toxic torts)
  • Groundwater
  • Drinking water
  • Liability for water pollution damages
  • Drinking water
  • Groundwater
  • Liability for water pollution damages
  • Trials
  • Trials (Toxic torts)
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A Civil Action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises/Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zallian, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the non-fiction best seller by Jonathan Harr
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features include: production featurette and theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1) -- Dolby Digital 5.1 audio -- French language track -- Production featurette -- Theatrical trailer -- Chapter search
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.)
Isbn
9780788816024
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717951001917
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
16790
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3235090
  • (OCoLC)41883818
  • (OCoLC)ocm41883818
  • 1606705
  • 3235090
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Civil Action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises/Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zallian, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the non-fiction best seller by Jonathan Harr
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features include: production featurette and theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1) -- Dolby Digital 5.1 audio -- French language track -- Production featurette -- Theatrical trailer -- Chapter search
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.)
Isbn
9780788816024
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717951001917
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
16790
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3235090
  • (OCoLC)41883818
  • (OCoLC)ocm41883818
  • 1606705
  • 3235090
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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