“The Star Chamber” quotes

Movie The Star Chamber
Peter Hyams directed this movie in 1983
Title The Star Chamber
Year 1983
Director Peter Hyams
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
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Plot – Steven Hardin is a young judge who sees too many lawyers clinging to legal technicalities, so that many criminals remain unpunished and he's troubled about this. The relationship with his wife Emily is in crisis too, so a senior colleague of his, Judge Caulfield, proposes him to be part of a secret team of executioners to punish the acquitted criminals.
All actors – Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless, James Sikking, Joe Regalbuto, Don Calfa, John DiSanti, Otis Day, Jack Kehoe, Larry Hankin, Dick Anthony Williams
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  • “Someone has taken justice and hidden it in the law.”
    Hal Holbrook - Judge Benjamin Caulfield
    [Tag:justice, law]
  • “- Judge Benjamin Caulfield: It's always been a game, only now the bad guys have a stronger team, got a better draft.
    - Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin: You know I took a lot of notes in your class and I can never remember you saying anything quite like that.
    - Judge Benjamin Caulfield: You should have taken fewer notes and listened more.”

    Hal Holbrook - Judge Benjamin Caulfield
    Michael Douglas - Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin
  • “The law. Nothing is right or wrong! It's either the law or it's not the law. Well, we got a problemhere, because it's not working anymore. It turns out that right and wrong count.”
    Michael Douglas - Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin
    [Tag:justice, law]
  • “There's a lot of nobility in this room. Must be the paneling.”
    Michael Douglas - Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin
  • “- Det. James Wickman: Did you eat?
    - Det. Harry Lowes: Yes.
    - Det. James Wickman: When?
    - Det. Harry Lowes: Yesterday.
    - Det. James Wickman: If you don't eat, you could die. You could die here. I don't want you to die here. If you die here, I have to fill out all kinds of paperwork. And you know how I hate to do paperwork.”

    John DiSanti - Det. James Wickman
    Yaphet Kotto - Det. Harry Lowes
  • “How can someone torture a child? How do you erase that sound from your head? Those two are creatures, they're not human beings.”
    James Sikking - Dr. Harold Lewin