A teacher kidnaps the attorney who successfully defended her gay brother's killer.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gwen Saticoy
Merle Hammond
Brian Wimmer ...
Mark Sherman
Mary Marsh ...
Barbara Saticoy
David Meyers ...
Assistant D.A. Potts
Robert Shampain ...
Art DeSoto
Danielle Kline
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 ...
Todd Hermanson ...
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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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1 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Gwen Saticoy: [En route to the Osborne residence] ... You used to be a prosecutor. Why'd you change sides?
Merle Hammond: Same reason everyone does. Money.
Gwen Saticoy: Doesn't it ever feel strange, defending people you used to prosecute?
Merle Hammond: ...I learned some of my best tricks in the DA's office.
Gwen Saticoy: Is that a term they teach in law school? "Trick"?
Merle Hammond: I can feel that sanctimonious lecture on truth and ethics just hovering over those self-righteous lips of yours.
Gwen Saticoy: ...I'm curious: Is the whole point to trick everybody? The judge, the witnesses, the...
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Taut thriller with a great story
11 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly well-executed and dynamic thriller that is much better that any of the recent Grisham trial based films. Quick moving and suspenseful, this movie features a great performance by the devilish Michael McKean. The movie is about a woman who's brother is murdered and his murderer is let free. Then the victim's sister kidnaps the attorney who got the murderer off and eventually goes on trial for her freedom. The story twists and turns and the directing by Tommy Lee Wallace is top-notch. The musical score by Brian Tyler is especially terrific. The cinematography (didn't catch who did it) is also fantastic. I highly recommend this film if you get the chance to see it.

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