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Yet another true story, this time a cocky lawyer Jan Schlichtmann (John Travolta) gets in over his head when he takes on rich and powerful polluters in a small New England town. Eventually, he loses everything he owns in the battle to save a group of people he has truly come to love. But after everything is finally gone, he discovers something worth it all: redemption. Robert Duvall, William H Macy and John Lithgow also star in this excellent film. ***1/2 stars out of 5. Ratings Break-Down: Teaches a Lesson: *** (out of 5) Evokes Emotion: **** Acting: *** (out of 5) Writing: **** (out of 5) Directing:*** (out of 5).