Gene Hackman is Jebediah Tucker Ward, a brilliant and famous civil liberties lawyer who has dedicated his life to seeking justice for underdogs and lost causes. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is Maggie, his estranged and equally brilliant daughter, new in line for partnership at one of the elite corporate law firms her father despises. A court of law becomes a battleground for their rivalry when they face each other as opposing attorneys in a multimillion dollar lawsuit involving a potentially defective auto design. More than money is at stake as the case may involve high-level corporate corruption and violations of legal ethics. Pursuit of the truth may endanger their careers – or lives! The battle ends in a suspense-filled trial that puts father against daughter and justice against victory. Only one can win.