The trial of an Aspen man accused of the rape and murder of a teenager.
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 Tom Keating (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Lee Bishop (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Carl Osborne (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Max Kendrick (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Abe Singer (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Alex Budde (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Kit Kendrick (3 episodes, 1977)
Doug Heyes Jr. ...
 Jon Osborne (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Budd Townsend (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Owen Keating (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Gloria Osborne (3 episodes, 1977)
Michael Carr ...
 Harry Rodano (3 episodes, 1977)
Maralee Beck ...
 Herself (TV Interviewer) / ... (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Joan Carolinian (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Sam Dinehart (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Joseph Merrill Drummond (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Coker (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Judge Miles Kendrick (2 episodes, 1977)
Angus Duncan ...
 Len Ralston (2 episodes, 1977)
James O'Connell ...
 Dan Malatesta (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Miss Malatta (2 episodes, 1977)
Todd Martin ...
 Court Clerk (2 episodes, 1977)
Connie Kreski ...
 Jacqueline Camerovsky (2 episodes, 1977)
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This sprawling miniseries details the trial of Lee Bishop, an Aspen man who was arrested, tried and sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl--a crime for which Bishop is not guilty. As the years pass and Bishop sits on death row, his attorney, Tom Keating, does everything in his power to clear Bishop's name and find the true killer. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Aspen is love! Aspen is mystery! Aspen is glamor! Aspen is murder!

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Drama | Thriller

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5 November 1977 (USA)  »

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The Innocent and the Damned  »

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Five of the leading actors in this mini-series shed their shirts to perform "beefcake" scenes: Sam Elliott, Perry King, Anthony Franciosa, Bo Hopkins, and Doug Heyes jr. See more »

Quotes

Owen Keating: Tom, don't you ever turn that big, ugly voice of yours loose on me. You won't have a human for a friend, you beller that way.
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A great Sam Elliott lawyer pilot from Roy Huggins ("The Fugitive").
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Aspen" was a trashy but very absorbing and fun pilot for a legal/mystery series that would have starred Sam Elliott.

The executive producer was the great Roy Huggins who gave us "Cheyenne", "Maverick", "Colt 45", "77 Sunset Strip", "Run For Your Life", "The Outsider", and "The Rockford Files", as well as creating but not producing "The Fugitive".

Roy Huggins gave us two of the best westerns and three of the best private detective series in the history of TV. If this series had sold, Roy Huggins might have given us one of the great legal dramas. (His "Lawyers" section of "The Bold Ones" was very entertaining but the three lead characters could have been sharper.)

You could be sure a lawyer hero in a Roy Huggins' series would have behaved more like a tough private eye than a lawyer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Huggins always come up with absorbing, puzzling, Gothic stories for his series.

Sam Elliott should have been one of the great, legendary series leads like other Roy Huggins' heroes Clint Walker, James Garner, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Ben Gazzara, Darren McGavin, and David Janssen.

This unsold pilot was a real missed opportunity for Sam Elliott and Roy Huggins, a tantalizing might have been.


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