An attorney is hired to defend a notorious mobster which he has been trying to send away for years while working as a prosecutor.

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Cast

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Joseph Scassi
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Paul Dellacroce
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Joan Armstrong
Roger Wilson ...
Frankie Dellacroce
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Maria
Greg Rogers ...
Peters
Hagan Beggs ...
Stern
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Adams
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Angela
Liduina Vanderspek ...
Judge Keen (as Liduin Currell)
Harvey Dumansky ...
Joey
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...
Buddha
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Cabbie
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Tino
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Whoopie
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An attorney is hired to defend a notorious mobster which he has been trying to send away for years while working as a prosecutor.

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Power Corrupts.

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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1 August 1995 (USA)  »

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A Força da Lei  »

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Peters is identified as the District Attorney, and Paul Delacroce is identified as an Assistant District Attorney. However, the movie talks about federal trials. The correct term for a federal prosecutor is U.S. Attorney, and his assistants are Assistant U.S. Attorneys. See more »

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UN CUORE CHE BATTE
Music by Giorgio Santo
Lyrics by Rina Santo
Performed by Franco E Rina
Published by Danboro Publishing, SOCAN
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Probably the worst movie ever made
16 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this movie on TV the other day and I honestly don't think I've ever seen anything worse. Worse than Hudson Hawk, worse than Billy Jack, worse than than any other movie you can name. It really has to be seen to be believed. The lead actor should be thrown in jail for his performance in this movie and Danny Aiello's acting is sub-par even by his standards. The plot's so stupid it's hardly worth a laugh and the dialogue couldn't have been written by someone with more than a fifth grade education. The music is so cheesy you'll catch yourself wondering if the movie's supposed to be funny and you've completely missed the joke. I usually enjoy horrible movies, but Power of Attorney is so bad it tried even my patience, and that's saying something. I defy anyone who's had the displeasure of watching Power of Attorney all the way through to name worse movie.


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