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A Civil Action

A Civil Action

John Travolta
Director: Steven Zaillian Cast: John Travolta
John Travolta
, Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
, Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
Steven Zaillian

DVD (Wide Screen)

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A Civil Action legislates onto single-layered DVD with a widescreen letterbox picture format (1.85:1) and the following audio options: English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with closed captioning also included. Special features include a "making of" documentary/featurette and the usual original theatrical trailers. The picture is extraordinarily clear and detailed, with natural flesh tones and precise shading. Sound is powerfully enhanced with 1.LFE but has a distracting bass hum throughout the film that muffles the dialog and the music.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1999
UPC: 0717951001917
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 25,683

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; French-language track; Production featurette; Theatrical trailer; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Jan Schlichtmann
Robert Duvall Jerome Facher
Tony Shalhoub Kevin Conway
William H. Macy James Gordon
Zeljko Ivanek Bill Crowley
Kathy Bates Judge (uncredited)
Bruce Norris William Cheeseman
John Lithgow Judge Skinner
Kathleen Quinlan Anne Anderson
Peter Jacobson Neil Jacobs
Sydney Pollack Al Eustis
James Gandolfini Al Love

Technical Credits
Steven Zaillian Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
David J. Bomba Art Director
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Tracy Doyle Set Decoration/Design
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Henry J. Golas Associate Producer
David Gropman Production Designer
Conrad L. Hall Cinematographer
Avy Kaufman Casting
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
David McGiffert Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Rachel Pfeffer Producer
Robert Redford Producer
Mario Roberts Stunts
Scott Rudin Producer
Wayne Wahrman Editor
David Wisnievitz Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start [:12]
2. A Plaintiff's Worth [:15]
3. Opening Credits [:15]
4. On the Spot "On the Air" [:02]
5. The Concerned Parents [:50]
6. The Scene of the Crime [:04]
7. Declaration of War [:04]
8. A Motion of Dismiss [2:35]
9. Chapter 9 [:14]
10. Preliminary Questioning [:27]
11. Questioning Riley [:27]
12. A Visit to Uncle Pete [:23]
13. A Witness [1:09]
14. A Turning Point for Jan [1:09]
15. Jan's Terms [3:20]
16. The Back Left Hand Corner [2:19]
17. Never Ask "Why?" [2:56]
18. The Judge's Plan [:42]
19. Waiting in the Corridor [5:20]
20. Al Eustis [1:28]
21. The Settlement [2:13]
22. Jan's on His Own [6:13]
23. Lake of Fire [1:41]
24. Epilogue [4:50]
25. End Credits [:46]

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