Most Popular "Public Defender" Titles
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1. Fracture (2007)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
4. Devil's Knot (2013)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
5. Hero (I) (1992)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.
6. Low Down (2014)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.
7. Nuts (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.
8. The Hammer (2007)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »
9. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
R | 104 min | Drama
In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
11. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
111 min | Crime, Documentary
Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.
13. Physical Evidence (1989)
R | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
14. Gideon's Army (2013)
96 min | Documentary
Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.
15. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995 TV Movie)
91 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.
16. The Trial (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery
After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that ... See full summary »
17. Family of Cops (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller, Action
A police detective's oversexed daughter is charged with murder when someone kills the wealthy married man she slept with.
18. Sweet Revenge (1976)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough ... See full summary »
19. Hunt the Man Down (1950)
Approved | 69 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
The suspect in a 12-year-old murder case is finally caught and tried, but the witnesses are a bit hard to track down...
20. Dark Alibi (1946)
Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.
21. The Town Went Wild (1944)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their sons were switched at birth, meaning that one of their daughters is about to marry her own brother.
22. The Great O'Malley (1937)
Approved | 71 min | Drama
A by-the-book patrolman who cares more about the letter of the law than justice feels guilty when his inflexibility sends a family man to prison.
23. Redheads (1994)
R | 107 min | Thriller
A prominent lawyer has an affair with a girl from juvie who wants a way out. She's taping their tryst when someone enters and kills the lawyer. Now he's after her and the tape. Her only chance is a stand up female public defender.
24. Better Living (1998)
95 min | Comedy
Three grown daughters try to find their own personal ways to deal with their dysfunctional parents. The mother is an unorthodox woman with out-of-the-ordinary ideas, including one where she... See full summary »
25. Defending Gideon (2013)
Fifty years ago, Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with breaking into a pool hall. He could not afford a lawyer to defend him in court, and after a hasty trial, he was convicted. Had Gideon ... See full summary »
Shameless (2011– )
A Jailbird, Invalid, Martyr, Cutter, Retard, and Parasitic Twin
TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy, Drama
Fiona goes on trial for her felony charge. An angry Lip tries to keep the family from falling apart. Sammy uses extreme methods to soothe Frank's pain. V and Kevin get big news.
Night Court (1984–1992)
Another Day in the Life
24 min | Comedy
In another "day in the life" episode, the court staff has to finish 207 cases by midnight. If they do, the 207th defendant, a Texas millionaire with a gambling compulsion, will pay the money to save an orphanage from foreclosure.
Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Hill Street Station
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
"Hill Street Station" introduces us to the many stories on the street, in the squad room, and in the homes of both the uniform and plainclothes officers at Hill Street. After Sergeant Phil ... See full summary »
The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Let's Pretend We're Strangers
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Robbins falls for a public defender representing a psycho, who is trying to eliminate witnesses to a murder.
L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Oy Vey! Wilderness!
Kelsey takes Markowitz on a camping trip in the hills which turns disastrous. Meanwhile, Kuzak tries to help Ron Messer, a fisherman who lost his boat when the IRS confiscated it in a tax ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Pilot episode for the TV series introduces the lawyers and employees of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, a Los Angeles law firm, in dealing with their courtroom cases and personal ... See full summary »
Raising the Bar (2008–2009)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama
Passionate and idealistic Public Defender Jerry Kellerman is convinced his client is not guilty, but when a technicality in the law threatens his client's freedom, will Jerry push Judge Kessler too far?
Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
30 min | Western
Virgil Kincaid, the owner of a hardscrabble ranch, is accused of murdering Lorna Parrott. Her six-year-old son identifies Kincaid as the killer but, during Kincaid's subsequent trial, ... See full summary »
L.A. Law (1986–1994)
The Gods Must Be Lawyers
Victor asks Grace to have dinner with him and his family, but the evening ends in tragedy when his brother is put in a coma of as a result of a car accident, in which Victor pushes the ... See full summary »
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The murder of a wealthy man's two children and their friend has Goren and Eames looking at his ex-wife, but a closer look at the evidence reveals a different connection and sisters with an unusual attachment.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After an exhaustive day, Catherine stops by a bar where she has a fling with another customer. As she is leaving, he gives her his number on the bar's match box. Later on that night, ... See full summary »
Party of Five (1994–2000)
Where There's Smoke
TV-PG | 44 min | Drama
Bailey cheerfully gives his blessing to Will dating his latest ex Sarah, but that feels all wrong even when they go out together. Salinger's is struck by disaster -a fire- and theft from ... See full summary »