Equal Justice (1990–1991)

TV Series  |   |  Drama, Romance
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 79 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Follows the loves and lives of a group of Pittsburgh D.A. staff focusing on Arnold Bach, the honest, but politically correct, by-the-book district attorney; Gene Rogan, the deputy D.A. and ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 235 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
a list of 159 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 53 titles
created 21 Jul 2014
 
list image
a list of 3739 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Equal Justice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Equal Justice (1990–1991)

Equal Justice (1990–1991) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Equal Justice.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1991   1990  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Room Upstairs (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The life of a lonely and isolated woman is transformed when she opens herself up to the outside world and to a gentle, romantic relationship.

Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Linda Hunt
Small Wonder (1985–1989)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran
Ali: An American Hero (TV Movie 2000)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Interprets Cassius Clay's life, his Muslim transformation into Muhammad Ali and his 1974 fight with George Foreman for the heavyweight championship.

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: David Ramsey, Clarence Williams III, Joe Morton
Square Pegs (1982–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Welcome to Weemawee High School, where being in the right clique can make one's years in school memorable. Enter Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two freshman who tried hard to be ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick
The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Woody Allen, Peter Falk, Michael McKean
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young Lori Anderson lost her father in a plane crash. While her mother appears to be picking up the pieces of her life, Lori isn't. She is resentful of every decision that her mother makes ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wiemer
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Nancy Addison, Tom Shea
Wiseguy (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Vinnie Terranova is back, foiling a staged kidnaping of computer mogul Paul Callendar's son in order to probe possible inside information brokering. Meanwhile, McPike is having a hard time ... See full summary »

Director: James Whitmore Jr.
Stars: Ken Wahl, Debrah Farentino, Ted Levine
The Ryan White Story (TV Movie 1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: Judith Light, Lukas Haas, Michael Bowen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Publishing magnate refuses to publish a book by his son's male lover so the kids buy out their father and run it themselves!

Director: Daniel J. Sullivan
Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Benjamin Ungar, Timothy Hutton
Small Wonders (1995)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Miller
Stars: Roberta Guaspari, Arnold Steinhardt, Isaac Stern
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.

Director: Kristine Peterson
Stars: Yvonne Farrow, Nicholas Cascone, Ray Baker
Hooperman (1987–1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean, hateful and just plain annoying dog Bijoux. Not having the time to ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ritter, Barbara Bosson, Felton Perry
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 D.A. Arnold Bach (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Julie Janovich (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Linda Bauer (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kathleen Lloyd ...
 Jesse Rogan (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Miller ...
 Pete 'Briggs' Brigman / ... (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Mike James (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Jo Ann Harris (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Dep. D.A. Eugene 'Gene' Rogan / ... (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Christopher Searls (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
...
 Peter Bauer (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Edit

Storyline

Follows the loves and lives of a group of Pittsburgh D.A. staff focusing on Arnold Bach, the honest, but politically correct, by-the-book district attorney; Gene Rogan, the deputy D.A. and Chief of the Felony Bureau who competed with Bach for his job; Gene's supportive wife Jesse; Linda Bauer the head of the Sex Crimes Unit; Linda's younger brother, Peter, a local public defender; Michael James, the department's top prosecutor, as well as the eager young new attorneys, JoAnn, Briggs, Julie, and Christopher, determined to become a name for themselves in prosecuting any type of criminals. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

law | ensemble cast | loss | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

E giustizia per tutti  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (26 episodes) |

Sound Mix:

Color:

(DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Years prior to starring in this series, George DiCenzo was Debrah Farentino's acting teacher. See more »

Soundtracks

We Can Make It Over
(Theme Song)
Written by David Bell and Susan Marder
Sung by Carmen Carter and Carl Anderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another case of "Brilliant but Cancelled" (Updated)
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thank goodness for advancing video technology. Because of numerous video streaming websites, it is possible to see almost any beloved (and not-so-beloved) television program from any era.

A previous IMDb user mentioned the critically acclaimed but shamefully short-lived legal drama "Equal Justice" (1990-91) is airing on a website called Fancast.com. I just finished watching two of the four episodes that have been posted.

As with any program airing more than a decade ago, it is interesting to see people like Jane Kaczmarek and Sarah Jessica Parker before their major long-run successes with "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Sex and the City," respectively. In addition, the show reminds me how great veteran actor Joe Morton is whenever he appears on screen.

I'm not certain if this specific achievement was unprecedented, but co-creator Thomas Carter, who acted in another "Brilliant but Cancelled" show "The White Shadow", won back-to-back Emmys for directing. It's a shame that even two straight Emmy wins in major categories could not save this show.

Again, thank goodness for video technology.

Update July 22, 2009:

On re-watching all 13 episodes from season 1, I'm sure horny, sleazy, cigar-smoking ADA Briggs (Barry Miller) would have been fired and sued by Julia Janovich (Debrah Farentino) for harassment if the scenes were set in 2009. Those scenes from 1990 don't play very well in 2009.

Despite that flaw and some weak subplots, each episode had at least 1-2 compelling story lines. And what made the stronger stories compelling are that the conclusions are not always cleanly resolved. If I were to choose one episode to watch, "Promises to Keep," which won Thomas Carter an Emmy for best direction in a drama series and gave Joe Morton, whose character is affected by a murder, an award-worthy performance, was the show's strongest episode.

Update 2/19/2014: Every episode is posted on Hulu.com via IMDb.com's video section.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Opening credits calvind98362
Discuss Equal Justice (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page