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 ... See full summary »

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Brad Gordon
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Judge Aaron Klein
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Arlene Robbins
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Judge Michael Lengel
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Victor Coles
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Lester Crewe
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Spence
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William Simmons
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Charlie Johnson
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Wilbert Ward
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Santini
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Prouty (as Vincent Howard)
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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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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2 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Ajuste de Contas  »

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Irwin and Sheila Allen's friend, actress Elizabeth Rogers, played the main news reporter. This was her last TV appearance. 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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