Contrived escapades of a young and idealistic lawyer, Pacino, who sees his clients abused and wrongly punished by a judicial system gone haywire. A transvestite client who cannot tolerate prison hangs himself; another young man is sent to prison for a series of abuses that stem from a
broken taillight on his car (he is eventually shot to death while attempting to break prison despite Pacino's whining pleas to surrender). The lawyer's only friend is a wacko judge, Warden, who restores order in his court by firing his automatic into the ceiling, spends his lunch hours perched on
a high window ledge of the courthouse, and entertains himself by flying about crazily in ...