The Verdict

The Verdict

  • R
  • 1982
  • 129 min
  • USA
  • drama

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Screenwriter: David Mamet

Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Paul Newman is at the peak of his powers as an attorney who never lived up to his potential in The Verdict, supported by David Mamet's crackling script and Sidney Lumet's confident direction.


  • Sidney Lumet
    Sidney Lumet

    Sidney Lumet (June 25, 1924 - April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975),

Main Cast


Producer: David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck

Editor: Peter C. Frank

Director Of Photography: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Original Music Composer: Johnny Mandel

Costume Design: Anna Hill Johnstone


Tagline: The doctors want to settle, the Church wants to settle, their lawyers want to settle, and even his own clients are desperate to settle. But Galvin is determined to defy them all. He will try the case.

Genres: drama

Certificate: R

Categories: court, lawyer, medical malpractice, alcoholism, self destructiveness, courtroom drama, archdiocese, judicial system, boston massachusetts, lawsuit, drunkenness, coma victim, trial


Year: 1982

Runtime: 129 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Mono