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Format: DVD
Sku: 202973608
UPC: 024543372295
UPC 14: 00024543372295
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Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. So when he's handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running and recklessly brings the case to court...only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial an error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire.

"Newman gives a brilliant performance in this powerful David and Goliath tale...  Chuck O'Leary,
"...gripping courtroom drama.  Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...great nailbiter of a drama...A magistratical must see.  Kerry Douglas Dye,
"...Newman gives one of his finest performances...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...stirring, entertaining impeccable cast.  US Magazine

Editor's Note
Sidney Lumet directs Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer whose once-promising legal career is on the skids and who gets and one last chance to prove himself in this tense courtroom drama. Frank Galvin (Newman) can't even scare up clients anymore until a colleague Mickey Morrissey (Jack Warden) helps him out by passing a routine malpractice case his way. Frank is just going through the motions until he meets the victim, a woman who has suffered complications during childbirth and is now reduced to a permanently comatose state. Rejecting the Catholic hospital's offer of a financial settlement, Frank decides to take the case to court, battling both for his client's rights and for his own dignity. Newman gives the finest performance of his career. James Mason is perfect as Edward J. Concannon the slimy lawyer for the defense. David Mamet provides the face-paced, honest, and suspenseful screenplay. Shot sparsely in gray tones in the cold climate of a Boston winter, the film was deservedly nominated for five Academy Awards.


Video Features DVD, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/19/2014
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2242623
Video UPC UPC: 00024543372295
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The Verdict: Collector's Edition - DVD Review
By: Alexandra Calamari Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 6/16/2007 11:17 PM
In the special features portion of the DVD, Paul Newman says, "There are some people who will say this is a courtroom case which it isn't it's really about the redemption of a human being." Viewed as such, The Verdict earns all of its accolades, as Paul Newman's Galvin grows from an "ambulance-chaser," to a man willing to risk it all in the name of justice. the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charlotte Rampling
Video Cast Info Jack Warden
Video Cast Info James Mason
Video Cast Info Paul Newman
Video Cast Info Andrzej Bartkowiak - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Barry Reed - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Burtt Harris - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David Mamet - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Edward Pisoni - Production Designer
Video Cast Info John Kasarda - Art Director
Video Cast Info Johnny Mandel - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Peter C. Frank - Editor
Video Cast Info Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
Video Cast Info Sidney Lumet - Director


Nominee (1983)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Paul Newman, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, James Mason, Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Sidney Lumet, Best Director - Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, The Verdict, Best Motion Picture - Drama
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, David Mamet, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Oscar, Paul Newman, Best Actor in a Leading Role
   Video Award Name Oscar, Sidney Lumet, Best Director
   Video Award Name Oscar, Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, Best Picture
   Video Award Name Oscar, James Mason, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Oscar, David Mamet, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Professional Reviews

"...There are many fine performances and sensitive moral issues contained in [THE VERDICT]..." 11/24/1982

New York Times
"...Newman delivers....A clever, suspenseful, entertaining movie..." 12/08/1982 p.C24

USA Today
"...One of the most gripping courtroom dramas ever made..." 06/14/2002 p.9E

Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] features a typically engaging performance from Newman..." 03/01/2007 p.125

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he bulk of the heavy dramatic in the play of emotions across Newman's craggy features. Few other stars have ever had the guts to sink to this whisky-soaked low." 05/01/2007 p.123

Sight and Sound
"One of Lumet's best films, this David Mamet-scripted courtroom drama combines the liberal humanism found in the director's earlier 12 ANGRY MEN with a barbed, satirical edge." 07/01/2007 p.87

Spirituality & Practice 10 of 10
Paul Newman, in an Academy Award caliber performance, is completely convincing as Frank Galvin...Sidney Lumet (the standout director of The Pawnbroker, Serpico, The Prince of the City) draws out top-drawer performances from the entire cast, especially Jack Warden as Mickey Morrissey, James Mason as the egregiously amoral Concannon, Milo O'Shea as the prejudiced Judge Hoyle, and Lindsay Crouse as the mystery woman in New York...The courtroom scenes in this Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown production are riveting. The artful cinematography of Andrzej Bartkowiak accents the film's theme of the forces of light doing battle against the forces of darkness...Newman's ethically eloquent and quietly intense closing speech to the jury is so compelling that it will take your breath away. - Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
There is a moment in "The Verdict" when Paul Newman walks into a room and shuts the door and trembles with anxiety and with the inner scream that people should get off his back. No one who has ever been seriously hung over or needed a drink will fail to recognize the moment. It is the key to his character in "The Verdict," a movie about a drinking alcoholic who tries to pull himself together for one last step at salvaging his self-esteem...Some reviewers have found "The Verdict" a little slow moving, maybe because it doesn't always hum along on the thriller level. But if you bring empathy to the movie, if you allow yourself to think about what Frank Galvin is going through, there's not a moment of this movie that's not absorbing. "The Verdict" has a lot of truth in it, right down to a great final scene in which Newman, still drinking, finds that if you wash it down with booze, victory tastes just like defeat. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Newman,Paul
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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