Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family.Written by
When Hank walks in on the Sheriff and his deputies questioning his father, he mentions that he remembered one of the deputies in high school in the back seat of his Ranchero. Ford Ranchero's only came with two seats. See more »
[stomping into the mens room]
You're not getting away with this. Palmer, you asshole!... Hey!
[turning toward him getting him wet]
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A Great Film that I highly recommend if you are an adult
If you are an adult wanting to see a great film about real life family issues with some terrific court room drama you should see this film. It is well written and directed with great performances by Downey and Duvall. I think Downey gives his best performance in a film and Duvall is again outstanding.
I found this to be a better film than Gone Girl. It is more believable and more moving.
I am a baby boomer who likes science fiction but I am quite pleased to see a film without a super hero and CG images.
I hope to convince my daughters (all in their 20's) and my parents (in their 80's) to see this movie.
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