As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before his court go free because clever lawyers find obscure loopholes in the law.
- Year: 1983
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Studio: Frank Yablans Presentations, 20th Century Fox
- Keyword: right and justice, husband wife relationship, judge, hitman, secret society, mission of murder, serial killer, los angeles, california, miscarriage of justice, crime wave
- Director: Peter Hyams
- Cast: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless, James B. Sikking, Joe Regalbuto