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A Case of Deadly Force (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 9 April 1986
Fact-based story about a 1975 cover-up of a shooting by two white members of the Boston Tactical Unit. While on stakeout on a suspected getaway car used in a armed robbery, the two gunned ... See full summary »

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Lawrence O'Donnell Sr.
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Michael O'Donnell
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Pat Bowden
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Hanna (as Frank McCarthy)
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Billy O'Donnell
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Kevin O'Donnell
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Joe Miller
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Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.
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Virginia Cates (as Anna Marie Horsford)
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Dave O'Brian
Fred J. Scollay ...
Judge Skinner
Elizabeth J. Fowler ...
Frances O'Donnell
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Ken Mooney
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Jack Finnegan
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Phil Cochran
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Fact-based story about a 1975 cover-up of a shooting by two white members of the Boston Tactical Unit. While on stakeout on a suspected getaway car used in a armed robbery, the two gunned down a black man who entered the car. The two claimed the man had a gun and they shot in self-defense. Police investigation decided it was a rightful shooting. The man's widow knew her husband would not be carrying a weapon and became determined to prove her husband's innocence. She hired a former cop who had become a lawyer to prove her case. Working with his four sons, the lawyer team takes on the police force in what eventually proved to be a landmark legal decision. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Right, like Richard Crenna could lose
13 June 2000 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Noble Richard Crenna has zero opposition in this movie, and that's what makes it irritating. All his opponents are abjectly transparent liars and all his allies are eagle scout material. The only tension is whether Crenna will keep a grip on his Boston accent. (Didn't his coach know how to pronounce "Suffolk"?)


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