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John Peterson
Penny Fuller ...
Judith Peterson
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Tom Fiske
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Mary Fiske
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Amy Peterson
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Webster
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Lynne Peterson
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Josef Rainer ...
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Bill Wilson
Marc Gilpin ...
Larry Chernoff
Niki Flacks ...
Meredith
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A grieving family whose daughter was killed in a car crash with a drunken driver is outraged and frustrated as they encounter the inevitable bureaucratic delays in bringing the case to trial. Once in the courtroom, they are horror-stricken as the young, hard-pressed district attorney seems unable to overcome the technicalities and maneuverings that the driver's attorney uses to keep his client out of jail and still on the streets as a legal driver. When the judge is forced to rule time and again in favor of the defense, it appears that the driver might escape punishment altogether. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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10 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Not to be confused with the James Bond 007 film of the same name. See more »

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Featured in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

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Time in a Bottle
Written and Performed by Jim Croce
Produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West
Courtesy of Lifesong Records
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The 30 Year Old Denzel Washington
3 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having a two year gap between acting in 'St. Elsewhere' and taking part in 'License to Kill', the 30 year old Denzel Washington still had not exploded onto the film scene in the 80's. Martin Sawyer was a dull character who we did not care about, and the film was insignificant.


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