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Brad Gordon
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Arlene Robbins
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Victor Coles
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Lester Crewe
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Lou Valenzi ...
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After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary insanity, the father places his attorney in a virtual no-win situation. In an extreme effort, the attorney decides to call the judge who released the murderer originally and to challenge the entire legal system that would permit such a travesty. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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2 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Ajuste de Contas  »

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This was not Irwin Allen's last film project. Allen was producing a musical four hour mini special of "Pinnochio" for CBS-TV, (as he had done with"Alice In Wonderland"), which was in production until his untimely demise. An Art Department was designing sets with set designers, illustrators and sketch artists providing script storyboards and set presentation boards for the CBS network approval. See more »

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Taut Story
7 December 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Robert Preston portrays a grief-stricken dad who kills the man who raped and murdered his daughter. Beau Bridges is the lawyer who defends the man's actions in court. This film raises some deep issues about the justice system. It especially questions the notion that criminals seem to have more rights than victims and their families.


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