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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

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

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
Presenter
Production company
Screenwriter
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
English and French soundtracks; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1995.9.D65
LC item number
  • .C485 1999
  • C585 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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  • 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
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Schlichtmann, Jan
  • Trials (Toxic torts)
  • Groundwater
  • Drinking water
  • Liability for water pollution damages
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  • Video recordings
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
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • 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
Control code
41883818
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
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
717951001917
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 16790
  • M3650
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)41883818
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
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • 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
Control code
41883818
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
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
717951001917
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 16790
  • M3650
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)41883818
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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