|Starring||Gregory Hoblit, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney, Frances McDormand, Alfre Woodard, Terry O'Quinn, Andre Braugher, Steven Bauer, Joe Spano, Tony Plana, Stanley Anderson, Maura Tierney, Jon Seda, Reg Rogers, Michael Bacarella|
|Supporting actors||Brian Reddy, Joseph R. Ryan, Kenneth Tigar, Clarence Williams III, Christopher Carroll, Peter Schreiner, Gary Lucchesi, Howard W. Jr. Koch, William Diehl, Ann Biderman, Steve Shagan|
|Genres||Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
Guilty? Innocent? Those questions aren't for high-powered Chicago attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) to decide. His job is to defend - especially if a case will put his name in the headlines and further his career. When Vail hears that a penniless altar boy (Edward Norton) is accused of murdering the local archbishop, he snaps up the case, eager for the media spotlight. Little does he know that it will uncover a viper's nest of corruption, pit him against a prosecutor (Laura Linney) who's his ex-lover, and test all his skill, judgment and even his win-at-any-cost attitude.