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Final Justice (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  1 June 1998 (USA)
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A teacher kidnaps the attorney who successfully defended her gay brother's killer.

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Gwen Saticoy
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Merle Hammond
Brian Wimmer ...
Mark Sherman
Mary Marsh ...
Barbara Saticoy
David Meyers ...
Assistant D.A. Potts
Robert Shampain ...
Art DeSoto
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Danielle Kline
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Gordon Osborne
Tobias Anderson ...
Father Halligan (as Tobias Andersen)
Sam A. Mowry ...
Judge Czarneki
Karen Trumbo ...
Judge Rosaria
Duffy Epstein ...
George Saticoy
Kevin Loomis ...
Damon Benning
Sharonlee McLean ...
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Gwen (Annette O'Toole) grieves her murdered brother and hopes for justice in court, only to sit helplessly as her brother is defamed by a sleazy attorney (Michael McKean) and the murderer acquitted. Out of desperation she kidnaps the killer to deliver final justice. Written by A. C. Jaggard <acj@efn.org>

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Merle Hammond: [during a TV interview] ... My mother idolized all these TV evangelists. I remember saying to her, "I can't become a preacher, Mama. They wear the same outfit every day, and it's way too confining for my fashion sense." But the legal system's gain is God's loss, although I WOULD defend Him if someone sued Him. And I'd win, take my word for it... I loved giving oral book reports, loved getting up in front of the class; I loved telling them exactly what I thought of this book, and why they should ...
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Vigilante Garbage
21 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

A woman takes a defense attorney hostage, subjects him to a nice game of Russian Roulette and other threats and humiliations--then relies on the tricks of another attorney to get her off the hook for it.

Her jaw-dropping hypocrisy could have been the basis for a nice melodrama, but no, this is pure "Lifetime"-style "man-baaaad woman-gooood" constipation, so she is presented at worst as "pushed over the edge by injustice"--and at best as America's Greatest Hero.

The judge at her trial and her attorney are ridiculously unprofessional--but they're women, so it's "okay." Her victim--and his fellow lawyers? Man baaaaaaaad.

Put "Final Justice" to this test: pretend you're the defense attorney. Because you do your job, someone takes YOU hostage, holds you at gunpoint, tortures you with death threats, then walks away free--fully capable of doing it all over again.

Is she your hero now?


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