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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)
Tom Isbell ...
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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9 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Força Fatal  »

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Power-Packed True Story!!
30 March 1999 | by (Markham,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This film is a very gripping true story about corruption, justice and redemption. It stars Richard Crenna (First Blood, Wrongfully Accused,) as attorney Lawrence O,Donnell who takes on the Boston Police Force, in a "wrongful death" suit. This is one great movie that received a 10 in my voting. This was another.50cent Laser Disc deal of a gem!!!!


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