From Oct ’10 Spotlight:
A real lawyer appears in the cast of Conviction; he’s Barry Scheck (played by Peter Gallagher), and should anyone wonder, one character even snarls “You’re the Jew lawyer!” after he asks her to sign an affidavit.
Conviction (which stars Hilary Swank) is a dramatization of an inspiring case from “The Innocence Project” (co-found by Scheck and still based at New York’s Yeshiva University).
Click HERE to read my chat with screenwriter Pamela Gray (left above) the schvester who also wrote the screenplay for the beloved film A Walk on the Moon (staring Diane Lane, Anna Paquin, & Tovah Feldshuh as a mother, a daughter, & a Bubbi spending the summer of ’69 in a Catskill bungalow colony) –> ChattingwithGray
Click HERE to read my full review of Conviction for WomenArts.
Click HERE for our Films for Two haiku (with his/her ratings).
CORRECTION: When I saw Conviction a second time, I realized part of my JUFN comment was wrong. The Juliet Lewis character is initially flattered by Scheck’s attention. She actually coos the line: “You’re the Jew lawyer!” She only starts snarling after he asks her to sign on the dotted line.
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