Synopsis by Alice Duncan
This documentary, narrated by Anthony LaPaglia, explores the life of Oscar Goodman - an ambitious young attorney who acted as legal defense for many well-known Mob figures, during a time when organized crime in Las Vegas was more prevalent. The film examines Goodman's belief that strong criminal defense is an important safeguard for constitutional rights, and reflects on some of the complexities of Goodman and his clients. (Goodman was later elected the mayor of Las Vegas and plays himself in Martin Scorsese's film, Casino.
defense-attorney, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), gangster, lawyer