A Civil Action -- The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.
Environmental toxins in the town of Woburn, Massachusetts contaminate the area's water supply, and become linked to a number of deaths of neighboring children. Jan Schlichtmann, a cocky and successful attorney who zips around town in his Porsche, and his small firm of personal injury lawyers are called upon to take legal action against those responsible.
After originally rejecting a seemingly unprofitable case, Jan finds a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential and a couple of defendants with deep pockets. A tannery production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for the area. Jan decides to go forward against two giant corporations with links to the tannery, thinking it's another case that could possibly earn him millions, as well as a name for him and his firm.
With a class action lawsuit to file, Jan represents families who demand a clean-up of the contaminated area and an apology. However, it develops into a case that could ruin Jan and his firm. The lawyers of the leather company's parent corporation are not easy to intimidate, a judge rules against him, and soon Jan and his partners find themselves in a battle for mere survival.
Jan stubbornly declines settlement offers, gradually coming to believe that the case is about more than just the money. He allows his pride to take over, making outrageous demands and deciding that he must win at all cost. Pressures take their toll, Jan and associates going deeply into debt. The case is dismissed in favor of the one of the two defendants. Jan is forced to accept a settlement with the other that barely accounts for his expenses.
His own colleagues no longer wish to work with him and break up the firm. Later, on his own, Jan comes up with an idea that is able to win a settlement for the families, but his life remains in shambles. He ends up alone, filing for bankruptcy. However, the Environmental Protection Agency later bring
A flamboyant personal injury attorney hungry for headlines and big settlements engages in a lengthy court battle with two huge corporations whose illegal toxic dumping in Massachusetts led to dozens of leukemia deaths.
A Crime Noir that chronicles a day of vengeance in the lives of the Santoro clan as they strip away the foundations of New Jersey's biggest Crime Syndicate.
Three bozos. One ballet company. Tutu many laughs! From the Zucker brothers, the creators of The Naked Gun. and Airplane! films, comes the year's most outrageous laughfest featuring the zaniest screen screwballs since the Brothers Marx-the Brain Donors! High society meets high hilarity when rich widow Lillian Oglethorpe (Nancy Marchand) hires fast-talking, ambulance-chasing lawyer Roland T. Flakfizer (John Turturro) as her legal advisor. His first assignment: to fulfill Mr. Oglethorpe's dream of founding a ballet company. Flakfizer recruits two unable assistants: Jacques (Bob Nelson) a Harpo-like jack-of-all-trades and master of none; and Rocco Melonchek (Mel Smith), a cab driver moonlighting as a pool cleaner, liposuctioner, and toupee salesman. What ensues is an outrageous, fall-down-funny assault on culture and good taste, as the Brain Donors make merry while driving everyone else mental!
Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet.
Early one morning, Dr. Kroger's cleaning lady is found stabbed to death in Kroger's office, and the police suspect that one of Kroger's patients could be the culprit. Consumed with the thought that one of his patients would commit murder, Dr. Kroger retires, sending Monk into a complete tailspin and out to uncover what really happened to the cleaning lady.
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Jack and the team look for a paparazzo after he vanishes from a celebrity shoot, and his camera is found covered in blood. They learn that the free-lance photographer, Brian Owen (John Pankow - "Mad About You"), was seriously questioning his profession after a minor celebrity he photographed in a compromising position committed suicide. Upon discovering that Owen has also been taking pictures for a controversial environmental group, Jack and the other investigators try to determine who was most threatened by Brian's shots--an enraged star or an industrialist who causes pollution.
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Mulder and Scully go undercover at a planned community where a local investigation into a series of mysterious deaths has been hampered by a conspiracy of silence.
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Alison is sitting with Keith on the deck of his beach house. They discuss their love for each other. Alison says she never thought she could love someone so much. Keith holds her in his arms as she begins to sob.
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Polly (Shanna Reed) arranges a blind date (Julie Donald) for Holowachuk (Matt Mulhern), which results in a marriage proposal.
Riker is suspected of murdering a respected scientist who had accused the Enterprise
officer of seducing his wife.
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Jessica travels to Moscow and gets into trouble with the authorities, who find evidence in her purse and conclude that she's an American spy.
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