A Civil Action

Factual error: The box car shown by the leather faculty has the reporting marks SCRF which is a south Carolina railroad. This takes place in Massachusetts.

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Quotes

Jan Schlichtmann: So what are you saying? You want to get out now and cut our losses, you want to get out now and throw away...? What was it?
James Gordon: 1.4 million dollars.
Jan Schlichtmann: Well, I don't know what to tell you because there's things I need to prove and I can't do that not spending money.
James Gordon: We have to go see uncle Pete.

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Mistakes

When the movie first begins, Jan is talking to radio talk show host Howie Carr, if you look really carefully at one of the shots, Howie has a pen in his hand that he is holding steady. In the next shot, he is twirling the pen in his hand. The next shot shows the pen steady again.

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