6.6/10
107
2 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book) (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.), (teleplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young cavalry doctor treats very sick Indians against orders, whom are forced to stay on unhealthy land, which could lead to a war.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Robert Francis, Donna Reed, May Wynn
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan
Small Sacrifices (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On the 19th of May 1983 Diane Downs stops at the McKenzie-Williamette-Hospital and cries for help. She is wounded on her arm and her three children are also wounded seriously. She says that... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A P.I. is burdened by her late father's reputation of a corrupt cop. When she starts investigating a spree of murders in a bad neighborhood, she discovers a web of corruption which just might shed some new light on her father's past.

Director: Chris McIntyre
Stars: Linda Kozlowski, Paul Sorvino, Hector Elizondo
Stealing Home (1988)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Kampmann, William Porter
Stars: Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown
The Apocalypse Watch (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

When Drew's brother, a CIA field agent, is killed on one of his missions, he sets out to pursue the assignment himself in order to get to the killers. Only Drew is not a field agent but an ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Patrick Bergin, John Shea, Virginia Madsen
Windy City (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The lives of a group of young Chicago men, as seen through the eyes of one of them, a writer.

Director: Armyan Bernstein
Stars: John Shea, Kate Capshaw, Josh Mostel
Forgotten Sins (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A county sheriff is accused by his daughter of having abused her. Her accusation gets more and more elaborate, involving satanic rituals. As nearly everyone around him seems to believe he's... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: William Devane, John Shea, Bess Armstrong
Honeymoon (1985)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Facing deportation, Frenchwoman Cécile turns to a dating service to find an American to marry and stay in the US. However, it soon turns out that her pick, Zack, is not quite who he seems and that he's disturbingly obsessed with her.

Director: Patrick Jamain
Stars: Nathalie Baye, John Shea, Richard Berry
A Weekend in the Country (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

At Kennedy Airport two frazzled New Yorkers are separately boarding a plane to Temecula, California. Comedian Bobby Stein, who's trailing his ex-lover and Sally Shelton, a very pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Bergman
Stars: Nick Bakay, Rita Rudner, Jack Lemmon
The Dining Room (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Frances Sternhagen, John Shea, William H. Macy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lawrence O'Donnell Sr.
...
Michael O'Donnell
...
Pat Bowden
...
Hanna (as Frank McCarthy)
...
Billy O'Donnell
...
Kevin O'Donnell
...
Joe Miller
...
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.
...
Virginia Cates (as Anna Marie Horsford)
...
Dave O'Brian
Fred J. Scollay ...
Judge Skinner
Elizabeth J. Fowler ...
Frances O'Donnell
...
Ken Mooney
...
Jack Finnegan
...
Phil Cochran
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Força Fatal  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!!!!


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DESERVED TO BEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN globallaughter
Discuss A Case of Deadly Force (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?