In this drama directed by David Dobkin, a lawyer, Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.), who returns home for his mother’s funeral finds out his estranged father, Judge Joseph Palmer, is a suspected of murdering a man he sent to prison and was let out on parole. Hank now defends his father in court. Shepard plays C.P. Kennedy, a lawyer who helps represent the Judge. Costarring Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Billy Bob Thornten.
It just was if not the best script I’ve ever read, definitely in the top three, and I’ve been reading them now for 12 years pretty regularly. I just was so blown away with this script.