7 Movie Lawyers Who Took Down Big Business

Thursday, January 12 by Irving Oala

a civil action

“A Civil Action.” Based on a true story, John Travolta stars as a lawyer who brings down a company for dumping toxins in a river that poisons a town. This is a similar story to “Erin Brokovich,” though Travolta didn’t win an Academy award, because he doesn’t have boobs and believes in spaceships.

amistad courtroom

“Amistad.” Slave trading was big business in the 19th Century and this courtroom Spielberg film helped to portray it on the big screen. It’s a different type of courtroom film as well, due to the fact that it is a period piece and the courts operated in a different way in that time.

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