Music Box
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Jessica Lange plays an attorney whose affable Hungarian-immigrant father Armin Mueller-Stahl is arrested. He is threatened with deportation for lying about his activities during World War II; part of the charge is that Mueller-Stahl was a Nazi collaborationist, guilty of wartime atrocities. Absolutely convinced that her father is being railroaded by a revenge-seeking Hungarian communist government, Lange handles Mueller-Stahl's defense, expertly blowing huge holes in prosecuting attorney Frederic Forrest's case. But in doing her own research, Lange discovers that her father has spent a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"Amazingly, director Costa-Gavras and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas navigate these perilous waters smoothly."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Failed to be affecting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jessica Lange received Best Actress Oscar nomination for Costa-Gavras' improbable father-daughter political melodrama."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The script by Hollywood's controversial writer Joe Eszterhas is strictly edge of the seat material."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"...a stand-alone example of a full-bodied courtroom drama."
‑ Cole Smithey,
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