An exemplar of the Johnny Cochran School of Advocacy, ambitious lawyer Roy Bleakie (Alec Baldwin) stoops to blackmail to get clients off. When Roy's equally crass mentor Cass O' Donnell (Richard Jenkins) touts Roy's tactics to mogul Jack Renoble (Jay O. Sanders), the latter offers Roy carte blanche
support for the upcoming District Attorney race, on one condition: Roy must defend Renoble's accountant Harry Fertig (Ben Kingsley). (Because his son died due to inferior medical treatment, Harry has gunned down the emergency room clerk, nurse, and doctor.) To uphold his own agenda, Renoble pressures Roy to get grief-stricken Harry off with an insanity plea. Will Ro...