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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:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast

Gene Hackman
as Jedediah Tucker Ward
Colin Friels
as Grazier
Joanna Merlin
as Estelle
Jan Rubes
as Pavel
Matt Clark
as Judge Symes
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Dr. George Getchell
Anne Ramsay
as Deborah
Tim Hopper
as Howie
Robert David Hall
as Steven Kellen
Ren Reynolds
as Bartender at Bix
Renn Reynolds
as Bartender at Bix
Wood Moy
as Mr. Minh
Victor Talmadge
as Bernstein
Ken Grantham
as Anthony Patricola
Acoustic Warriors
as Band at Rosatti's
Lickettes
as Band at Rosatti's
Hajna O. Moss
as Laura Holbrook
Abigail Van Alyn
as Judge Emily K. Ormsby
Gregory B. Goossen
as Bartender at Rosatti's
Gretchen Grant
as Party Goer
Richard Zitrin
as Prosecutor
Carolyn Shelby
as Woman Lawyer
Greg Goossen
as Bartender at Rosatti's
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Critic Reviews for Class Action

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

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
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
Filmcritic.com

How far we've come! Here, it's still the youngster -- and the woman -- who needs to be put in her place.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

A two-fisted slugger, hammering across points about legal and familial ethics.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Class Action

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

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer

½

Class Action was a typical but good court-room drama, while Die Hard was kinda what I expected. 3-Iron (or Bin-Jip as it is originally titled) was a bit weird, but still watchable.

Hans J. Eiðisgarð
Hans J. Eiðisgarð

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

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