Class Action (1991)



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A veteran attorney and his ambitious young daughter, also an attorney, find themselves facing off in court in this melodrama. He, an idealist who always fights for the underdog, is representing a group of car owners who are suing an auto maker because their cars exploded during minor fender benders. She, a corporate shark, is defending the manufacturer. As father and daughter go head to head in court, they also end up resolving a few troubling personal issues.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames, Samantha Shad
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 1, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment



as Jedediah Tucker Ward

as Grazier

as Estelle

as Pavel

as Judge Symes

as Dr. George Getchell

as Deborah

as Steven Kellen

as Bartender at Bix

as Mr. Minh

as Bartender at Bix

as Bernstein

as Band at Rosatti's

as Anthony Patricola

as Laura Holbrook

as Band at Rosatti's

as Judge Emily K. Ormsb...

as Bartender at Rosatti...

as Party Goer

as Prosecutor

as Woman Lawyer

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Critic Reviews for Class Action

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

It is the fierce accord between Mastrantonio and Hackman that distinguishes the movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Apted gives this smarter-than-average script a slick look and expertly develops suspense.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

What I liked best was the way the whole legal case and all of its twists and turns were used to force the Hackman and Mastrantonio characters into learning things about themselves.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 15, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

less a battle of people and corporations than a battle between a fiery daughter and smug father

Full Review… | May 19, 2009

Audience Reviews for Class Action

Was this the one that took place on a moving train?

Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer

Do you remember when Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was supposed to be the next big thing and then she vanished after Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Perhaps we should have seen the future forecast here. A very plain and ordinary movie based on a slightly interesting premise. Blah! Only see this if you are bored.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


Meh, so-so. Back when Mary Elizabeth Mastraantonio was riding her post Robin Hood-The Abyss popularity.


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