“Why gamble with money, when you can gamble with people’s lives?”
Few actors play sleazy and glib with as much style as Richard Gere, the silver fox who is not afraid of playing a-holes who get a nasty comeuppance.
Here, in a film celebrating its 25th anniversary, he’s a super-slick lawyer whose every word is coated in honey.
A man who manipulates the law and those who serve it, and does so without a second thought.
Until his actions come back to haunt him, as Edward Norton, in his auspicious film debut, shows Gere the consequences of his avarice.