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Class Action (1991)



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A veteran attorney and his ambitious young daughter, also an attorney, find themselves facing off in court in this melodrama. He, an idealist who always fights for the underdog, is representing a group of car owners who are suing an auto maker because their cars exploded during minor fender benders. She, a corporate shark, is defending the manufacturer. As father and daughter go head to head in court, they also end up resolving a few troubling personal issues.


Gene Hackman
as Jedediah Tucker Ward
Colin Friels
as Grazier
Jan Rubes
as Pavel
Matt Clark
as Judge Symes
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Dr. George Getchell
Anne Ramsay
as Deborah
Robert David Hall
as Steven Kellen
Ren Reynolds
as Bartender at Bix
Wood Moy
as Mr. Minh
Renn Reynolds
as Bartender at Bix
Victor Talmadge
as Bernstein
Ken Grantham
as Anthony Patricola
Acoustic Warriors
as Band at Rosatti's
Hajna O. Moss
as Laura Holbrook
as Band at Rosatti's
Abigail Van Alyn
as Judge Emily K. Ormsby
Gregory B. Goossen
as Bartender at Rosatti's
Gretchen Grant
as Party Goer
Richard Zitrin
as Prosecutor
Carolyn Shelby
as Woman Lawyer
Greg Goossen
as Bartender at Rosatti's
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Critic Reviews for Class Action

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8)

Class Action is one of the rare films that combines a truly affecting family crisis with a good potboiler.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Managed to take one of the most contrived plots I've ever seen and make it seem, if not original, then at least way above average.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is the fierce accord between Mastrantonio and Hackman that distinguishes the movie.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Apted gives this smarter-than-average script a slick look and expertly develops suspense.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

What I liked best was the way the whole legal case and all of its twists and turns were used to force the Hackman and Mastrantonio characters into learning things about themselves.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

...a deliberately-paced and surprisingly uneventful drama that nevertheless benefits from its uniformly compelling performances...

December 27, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Class Action

Was this the one that took place on a moving train?

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer

Do you remember when Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was supposed to be the next big thing and then she vanished after Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Perhaps we should have seen the future forecast here. A very plain and ordinary movie based on a slightly interesting premise. Blah! Only see this if you are bored.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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