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The Whole World Is Watching 

The firm of Nichols, Darrell & Darrell defends the leader of a student protest movement charged with the murder of a campus policeman. The problem is that the student, and his supporters, ... See full summary »

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The firm of Nichols, Darrell & Darrell defends the leader of a student protest movement charged with the murder of a campus policeman. The problem is that the student, and his supporters, may be more interested in making a statement about their grievances than about his acquittal. Written by rbecker28

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11 March 1969 (USA)  »

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The second of two pilots for "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" segment. The Sound of Anger (1968) starred Burl Ives, James Farentino and Guy Stockwell. Joseph Campanella replaced Stockwell in the second pilot and the series. See more »

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Great Period Piece of 1969
25 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This made for television movie was the pilot for "The Lawyers" segment of the series "The Bold Ones". It's a nifty whodunit set at a university during a student takeover of the administration building. The university is unnamed, but some of the exteriors were filmed at USC.

Officer Platt (Steve Inhat) has a confrontation with student leader Gil Bennett (Rick Ely) on the administration building's roof, then falls (or is pushed) to his death. Against their better judgment, Burl Ives' law firm takes his case. Lawyers (and brothers) James Farentino and Joseph Campanella fight the prosecution (and each other) trying to prove Gil's innocence. Various witnesses recollect the roof confrontation differently (shown via flashbacks). Gil's best friend (played by Dennis Olivieri) is a radical who looks something like Che Guevara -- does he have an ulterior motive for telling a different version than Gil's?

Meanwhile, the students stage a sit-in on the steps of the courthouse where Gil is being tried. Carrie Snodgress (in a good turn as Gil's girlfriend) even gets to sing a hippie ballad ("The Sum of One") to the protesting students! Hal Holbrook has a great turn as the beleaguered university chancellor (earning him an Emmy nomination). Excellent performances and plot, and a real "period piece" of the Late Sixties! Watch it if you can find it on TV!


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