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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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 ...
Detective Partner


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 <>

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She knows who's guilty even if the court doesn't. See more »







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1 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Gwen Saticoy: [arriving at the Osborne residence] ... Don't you know who this is? Louise Osborne's father.
Gordon Osborne: ...I sat in the courtroom, ten feet away from you for three months, while you spun lie after lie about my daughter and the man who raped her.
Merle Hammond: Forgive my not recognizing you right away, Mr. Osborne... But, as you can see, I've been under a great deal of stress lately.
[He indicates how Gwen has shackled him inside her Range-Rover]
Gordon Osborne: Yeah, I guess I'd know a thing or so about that myself.
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3 March 2006 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

I have always thoroughly enjoyed films, like "Star Chamber" or the Charles Bronson vigilante movies where people take the law into their own hands to redress the wrong done by a decaying and unfair justice system. In this particular film Annette O'Toole gives an extremely moving, emotional and lifelike performance of a young lady aggrieved by the brutal murder of her brother who cannot bear to see his murderer get off scot free due to the garbage and slander spilled before the court by the pompous and greedy Merle Hammond. Technically one may argue that she should not have taken Hammond prisoner but rather the judge himself who let the murderer off but this film implies that Hammond's defense was so powerful and persuasive that the judge had no other alternative ! That is a matter for debate but the fact is that Hammond was the chosen victim and it there is a real feel good factor in seeing him humiliated ! The film contains good storyline and also a memorable music score. The ending is extremely touching and laid back .... no gloating over victory ... just the feeling of "having done the necessary to be able to continue with her life". A very laudable piece of cinema which confirms Annette O'Toole as one of my favourite actresses, very human, very real and also very fragile at the same time !

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