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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Brown
Jack Brown
Rocky Jackson
Vince Grella
T. Max Graham ...
Harry Amblin
(as Charles Dutton)
Robin Burrows ...
Larry Greer ...
Lt. Alexander
Roger Nolan ...
Captain Lorenz
Kyla Pratt ...


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 <>

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7 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Final Justice  »

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This is the true story of Marine CPL Chris Randall Brown (b. May 26, 1960) who was murdered on September 2, 1982 by fellow Marine, PVT Ralph "Rocky" G. Jackson. CPL Brown was 21-years old. The murder took place in CPL Brown's home on Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. See more »

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unbelievably a true story!
30 January 2005 | by (Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This movie made me very sad because it was a true story. Patty Duke's acting in this film is absolutely excellent and at times gave me a lump in my throat, what an incredibly strong character, to have lost her only child to murder then have to fight for her son's widow to be brought to justice and to seek custody of her grand-daughter, what an incredibly strong woman. Dusty was very lucky to have such a sweet, loving, caring husband and to have him murdered was an evil act and I am glad she got what was coming to her. At the end of the film where Dusty is sentenced and when Mary and Jack are alone in the courtroom, I had tears in my eyes when Mary turned to Jack and said : "I wish Chris was here, I want to hold him in my arms and say you can rest now Mum and Dad have taken care of everything", poor Mary and Jack losing that precious boy, but at least they have little Christine to help them go on and at least they got the justice they needed, this was an excellent film with great acting especially from Patty Duke.

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