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A Civil Action

1998 Rated PG-13 1hr 55m

In this drama based on a true story, John Travolta stars as a personal-injury lawyer who sues a major corporation when the drinking water in Woburn, Mass., is found to contain high levels of industrial solvents. Believing the contamination is responsible for the large number of leukemia deaths among the town's children, the citizens -- lead by a woman (Kathleen Quinlan) whose child has died -- hire a lawyer to take on the corporate polluters.

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Movie Details

1999 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
1999 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Robert Duvall
Adult content and adult language
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Production featurette; theatrical trailers.