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A Civil Action 
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A Civil Action 
Release date: 25 December 1998 
A Civil Action Official Web Site - until the official web site is available 
Buena Vista 
 
Credits
 
With 
John Travolta -------------- Jan Schlichtmann 
Robert Duvall -------------- Jerome Facher 
Tony Shalhoub ------------ Kevin Conway 
William H. Macy ---------- James Gordon 
Zeljko Ivanbeck ---------- Bill Crowley 
Bruce Norris ------------- William Cheeseman 
John Lithgow ------------- Judge Skinner 
Kathleen Quinlan --------- Anne Anderson 
Peter Jacobson ----------- Neil Jacobs 
Sydney Pollack ----------- Al Eustis 

Directed by -------------  Steven Zaillian 
Written by --------------- Steven Zaillian 
Produced by ------------ Scott Rudin, Robert Redford, Rachel Pfeffer 
Executive producers ----- Steven Zaillian, David Wisnievitz 
Camera ------------------ Conrad L. Hall 
Music -------------------- Danny Elfman 
Production designer ------ David Gropman 
Art director -------------- David J. Bomba 
Set decorator ------------ Tracy A. Doyle 
Costume designer -------- Shay Cunliffe 
Associate producers ----- David McGiffert, Henry J. Golas 
Assistant director -------- McGiffert; casting, Avy Kaufman 
Editor ------------------- Wayne Wahrman 
Based on book by ------- Jonathan Harr 
MPAA Rated PG-13 for some strong language. 
Running time: 112 min 

 
Comments
The movie, "A Civil Action", is based on an adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller starring John Travolta as an attorney who risks his own emotional and mental well-being suing two large corporations over what local residents believe is a toxic waste-caused cancer cluster. 

Drama. 

Appearances

John Travolta
Monday, Jan. 4 - Rosie O'Donnell
Friday, Jan. 8 - Jay Leno

Related Items  
 
"A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr (Editor) 
Paperback - 502 pages Reprint edition (September 1996) 
Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679772677 
Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 7.99 x 5.19
"A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr 
Hardcover - 500 pages (December 1995) 
Random House; ISBN: 0394563492 
Dimensions (in inches): 1.55 x 9.50 x 6.40
"A Civil Action, Cassette/Abridged
by Jonathan Harr, John Shea (Reader) 
Audio Cassette Abridged edition (November 1998) 
Random House (Audio) 
ISBN: 0679445617
"A Civil Action Soundtrack
Danny Elfman 
Audio CD (December 22, 1998) 
Number of Discs: 1 
Pgd/Hollywood 
ASIN: B00000G3XB
 
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