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The Resource A civil action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zaillian

A civil action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zaillian

Label
A civil action
Title
A civil action
Statement of responsibility
Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zaillian
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A high-priced personal injury attorney represents eight families whose children died of leukemia after large corporations let toxic waste leak into the water supply of Woburn, Massachusetts. He puts his career, reputation and all that he owns on the line for the rights of his clients. Based on the events surrounding the lawsuit filed against W.R. Grace & Co. by attorney Jan Schlichtmann
Cataloging source
LVL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Costume designer, Shay Cunliffe ; music by Danny Elfman ; production designer, David Gropman ; director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; edited by Wayne Wahrman
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
English or French soundtrack, with English closed captioning
LC call number
PN1995.9.J8
LC item number
C58 1999b
PerformerNote
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanek, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce Norris, Sydney Pollack
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1958-
  • 1954-
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
  • 1945-
  • 1950-
  • 1954-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harr, Jonathan
  • Zaillian, Steven
  • Rudin, Scott
  • Redford, Robert
  • Pfeffer, Rachel
  • Travolta, John
  • Duvall, Robert
  • Fry, Stephen
  • Gandolfini, James
  • Hedaya, Dan
  • Ivanek, Željko
  • Lithgow, John
  • Macy, William H.
  • Quinlan, Kathleen
  • Shalhoub, Tony
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Wildwood Enterprises
  • Scott Rudin Productions
  • Touchstone Home Video (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anderson, Anne
  • Schlichtmann, Jan
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Trials (Toxic torts)
  • Groundwater
  • Drinking water
  • Liability for water pollution damages
Technique
live action
Label
A civil action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zaillian
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
  • Based on the book of the same title by Jonathan Harr
  • Bonus features include theatrical trailer, film recommendations, production featurette
  • Includes theatrical trailer and production featurette
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52391160
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.)
Isbn
9780788816024
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717951001917
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
16790
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A civil action, Touchstone Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Wildwood Enterprises Scott Rudin production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zaillian
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
  • Based on the book of the same title by Jonathan Harr
  • Bonus features include theatrical trailer, film recommendations, production featurette
  • Includes theatrical trailer and production featurette
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52391160
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.)
Isbn
9780788816024
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717951001917
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
16790
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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