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The Advocate's Devil (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  5 October 1997 (USA)
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A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he... See full summary »

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A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he discovers that the player may not be as innocent as he leads on to the public. Then things get worse when he discovers the player has led his teen-age daughter to a hotel room for a "special" birthday party for her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Knight in Tarnished Armor
9 March 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

XX There Are Spoilers XX Disturbing crime/court drama based on a novel by famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz who also wrote the screenplay about rape deception and finally murder.

Known as "The White Knight" San Francisco Condors basketball star Joe Campball, Hoit McCallany, has it all: talent looks charm and money as well as thousands of star struck young women who would give their right arm to spend an evening with him. One of those lucky ladies Jennifer Dawling, Jessica Tuck, gets that wish and after having a quite and delightful dinner with Joe goes up to his hotel room to spend the night with him.

The next morning Joe is accused by Jennifer of raping and abusing her and is later indited by a grand jury to stand trial. Joe getting defense attorney Abe Ringel, Ken Olin, to defend him tells Abe that Jennifer is trying to get money out of him by dragging his name through the mud and that he's willing to take the stand to tell the truth which is that he's innocent of all the charges that she made against him.

On he stand Joe comes across so truthful and straightforward about the events that happened that evening with Jeniffer that Abe reviles her name, a possible rape victim, in public at a news conference the next day.The trial of Joe Campball is a forgone conclusion with him being found innocent,a verdict announced by a pretty and admiring young woman who's the jury forewoman, and admittedly set free. Everyone in the courtroom, with the exception of Jennifer and her lawyer, feels that justice was done but the person who you would think, next to Joe, would have felt most happy about the verdict didn't.

Abe knew that he unleashed a psycho on society who raped before he raped Jennifer and will more then likely rape again, which he did, and one of his intended victims being his, Abe's, pretty young 17 year-old daughter Emma, Gina Philips.

During the trial Abe found out that Joe is an expert computer hacker and likes to hack into court and police websites checking young ladies who claimed to have been sexually abused and then having their cases thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. Jennifer Dawling was one of those young women.

Joe had found out that these women would not be believed in a court of law, if they chose to press charges against him, because they were already proved to be lairs before so why would not a jury feel that there lying now. Which was exactly what the jury in the case that the state, through Jennifer Dawling, brought against him felt.

Free to do what he wants Joe ends up killing another young women Lisa Lister, Anne Farquhar,who he picked up and took at a local San Francisco hotel-room. Abe seeing this in the TV news, no one in the news or police knows who killed Lisa at the time,and realizes that this is Joe's Modus Operandi. The act that Joe's basketball team, the San Francisco Condors, were playing in SF at the time makes him a prime suspect in the murder.

Feeling terribly guilty for letting Joe loose on an unsuspecting public Abe tries to get him re-arrested by the police with what he knows about him. Still technically being Joe's lawyer Abe feels that he can't betray his client even though his client betrayed him.

Joe in a mad effort to get even with Abe charms his young daughter Emma, who's totally Ga-Ga about him, and takes her to a hotel room to do to her what he did to Jennifer and Lisa and ,as far as we know, dozens of other young ladies before them. With Abe and the police being helpless to stop him.

The movie " Advacate's Devil" is both shocking and engrossing at the same time and will leave it's audience jolted at whats happening on the screen. Both Ken Olin and Holt McCallany are in top form as the lawyer and criminal with McCallany stealing the movie as a chilling Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde type of person and McCallany pulls this off without the use of any makeup at all.


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