Robert Downey Jr is a scummy personal-injury lawyer who has to go home to the small town he grew up in to defend his father, the Judge of the area for many years, from a murder charge stemming from a car accident. Much personal drama and revealing of family secrets ensues.
This was actually pretty good, given that it’s a father/son story and a courtroom drama; Downey and Duvall are both excellent actors, and they alternated taking over the screen very well, and worked well together. The story was well-written, no face-palming here, and the big denouement, although viewers kind of know how it’ll turn out, was satisfying and not completely by-the-book.
A good drama with excellent actors.