True story about the mother of a murder victim seeking to bring her son's widow to justice and gain custody of her granddaughter.

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Mary Brown
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Jack Brown
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Dusty
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Chris
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Rocky Jackson
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Vince Grella
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A naive young soldier shocks his family when he returns home on leave accompanied by a worldly older woman whom he introduces as his wife. The young man's mother strongly disapproves of the relationship, and urges him to seek a divorce, but he is blinded by love. The marriage fails, but the young man is brutally murdered before the divorce is final. Convinced of his wife's guilt, his mother embarks on a one-woman crusade to bring her to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Final Justice  »

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Terrah Christine Brown, born November 6, 1980 in Hawaii, has spend much of her life in the criminal justice system. See more »

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Excellent movie, limited factual errors
17 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A matter of Justice is an excellent movie featuring outstanding performances by Patty Duke, Martin Sheen, and Charles S Dutton. The true tragic events the story centers around were dramatized to make the movie a little more interesting, instead of making up scenes the director should have spent time on facts. The glaring mistakes to me are the military prison which could have been better represented, and the NIS scene. She calls it Naval Intelligence Service, actually it was called Naval Investigative Service, until 1996 when it became NCIS. Overall the movie contains excellent performances by the leading and supporting actors, Hollywood could spend a little time working on a remake to fix small mistakes.


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