A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
1/8/1999 A Civil Action is released
January 8, 1999. The legal flick A Civil Action was released in the USA on this date. Stephen Zaillian wrote the screenplay and directed, based on a nonfiction book by Jonathan Harr. John Travolta starred as Jan Schlichtmann, the attorney who sued companies on behalf of families who felt they had been exposed to carcinogenic pollution. The movie scored two Oscar nominations.