The bottle or the law?
Bedeviled by his love of liquor, attorney Frank Galvin has fallen hard at the start of this story — driven from the cushy law firm he called home, and hounded by rumors of jury tampering in his past.
Handed a medical malpractice suit he’s expected to quickly settle, something stirs in his gut, however.
Instead of taking the easy way out, and diving back into the abyss, Galvin shocks everyone by picking a fight with opponents who have the best defense money can buy.
Stark and uncompromising, The Verdict is Paul Newman at his best.
Three young boys were killed in rural Arkansas in the early ’90s.
Then three teens with a love of heavy metal music and (maybe) Satanic worship, spent almost 20 years in jail after being accused of the crimes.
Caught in a court system which seemed to have little to no interest in acknowledging the evidence pointed elsewhere, the West Memphis Three remain one of the enduring enigmas of another time and place.
Even after the trio were released in 2011, the case continues to reverberate through a small-town community forever fractured.
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