A Civil Action
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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- Steven Zaillian
- 1999 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- 1999 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Robert Duvall
PG-13Adult content and adult language
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Production featurette; theatrical trailers.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it