Original Australian One Sheet Poster The Verdict
One Sheet Poster.The Verdict is a 1982 American legal drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by David Mamet from Barry Reed's 1980 novel of the same name. It stars Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O'Shea, and Lindsay Crouse. Bruce Willis (Die Hard) has an uncredited role as a court room observer in the film. A number of actors, including Roy Scheider, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant and Dustin Hoffman all expressed interest in the project because of the strength of the lead role. Robert Redford for a time was attached to Newman’s role but was ultimately dismissed from it paving the way for his Butch Cassidy partner Newman.In the story, a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer accepts a medical malpractice case to improve his own situation and discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing. The Verdict garnered critical acclaim and box office success. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Mason), Best Director (Sidney Lumet), Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay (David Mamet).