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Director:
Writers:
Dean Hargrove (written by)
Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)
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Release Date:
1 December 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.

Holland Taylor ... Paula Gordon

Richard Anderson ... Ken Braddock

Kerrie Keane ... Kathryn Gordon

Al Freeman Jr. ... Lt. Cooper
David McIlwraith ... David Gordon
Roberta Weiss ... Laura Gordon
Cassie Yates ... Barbara Scott

Patrick O'Neal ... Arthur Gordon

James Kidnie ... Bobby Lynch

Paul Hubbard ... Sgt. Stratton

Lindsay Merrithew ... Chris
Kathleen Laskey ... Luanne
Charles Macaulay ... Judge Whitewood
Mag Ruffman ... Salesgirl
Carolyn Hetherington ... Mrs. Jeffries
Cec Linder ... Jack Welles

J.C. MacKenzie ... Gas Station Attendant (as John C. MacKenzie)
David Bolt ... Mr. Henderson
Doug Lennox ... Vinnie
Frank Adamson ... Mr. Williams
Lee Miller ... Security Guard
Nerene Virgin ... Minicam Reporter
Ken Pogue ... Frank Lynch
Doris Petrie ... Mrs. Lynch
Lillian Lewis ... Customer
Derek Keurvorst ... Court Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don MacKay ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ron Satlof 
 
Writing credits
Dean Hargrove (written by)

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)

Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Jeff Peters .... associate producer
Fred Silverman .... executive producer
Barry Steinberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis 
 
Cinematography by
Albert J. Dunk (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin F. England 
Robert L. Kimble  (as Robert Kimble)
 
Casting by
Eileen Mack Knight  (as Eileen Knight)
 
Art Direction by
David Jaquest 
 
Set Decoration by
Jaro Dick 
 
Costume Design by
Ronn Rynhart 
 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... hair stylist (as David Beecroft)
Irene Kent .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Birnie .... executive in charge of production
Barbara Kelly .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Clyde .... third assistant director
Richard Flower .... first assistant director
Woody Sidarous .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Harding .... property master
 
Sound Department
Robert Appere .... re-recording mixer
Gary Bolger .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Carwardine .... production sound mixer
Gordon L. Day .... re-recording mixer
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (as William Wistrom)
Scott Warren .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Boyle .... gaffer
Michael Kohne .... key grip
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles M. Smallwood .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maria Armstrong .... casting: Canada
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erla Lank .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brian O'Hara .... transportation coordinator
Dave West .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Debra Beers .... location manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor
Jim Chad .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Defense Never Rests" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
96 min (excluding commercials)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lee Miller's final film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In one of the chase scenes, the doors on Paul Drake's jeep are there when he takes off but after he rounds the corner they are gone.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
He's Back!, 15 September 2003
Author: liammurphy1 from United Kingdom

The first Perry Mason Series ran from 1957 until 1966, In the mid eighties until it's star's (Raymond Burr) death in 1993 there was a belated revival bringing Mason a new generation of fans in several TV Movies along with original sidekick Della Street (Barbara Hale) and new P.I Paul Drake JR (William Katt). This is the first such movie and one of the better ones for it has Della street accused of murdering her boss and so Mason and Drake frantically try to find clear her name.

all in all an above-average TV Mystery

8/10

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