Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic prodding, Eddie reluctantly takes on a case of a young Korean man who, according to his mom, has been in jail for eight years for a murder he did not commit. Written by
When evidence leads to murder, sometimes it takes a dangerous man to free an innocent one.
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The character of Eddie Dodd was modeled after famed civil rights lawyer Tony Serra
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When showing the original murder in flashbacks, the killer is standing five feet or more away from the body when he shoots him. When Dennehy tells Dodd and the flashback is shown beneath the bridge, the gun is aimed only a few inches from the previous bullet hole. A gun fired that close would leave burn marks and gunpowder residue on the victim's head, which would be incongruous with the eyewitness accounts of the actual murder. See more
I must know one thing... how could you do it?
It was a trade-off, Mr. Dodd. I'd do it again.
[to the judge
Your Honor... the defense rests.
Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer and Apu
Written by Steve Winwood
and Jim Capaldi
Performed by Traffic
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