John Walker is white supremacist. Now after hearing his speech, four boys go out and kill a young Hispanic. The Prestons are hired to defend one of them, who is the grandson of an old ... See full summary »
E.G. Marshall returns as the head of the law firm that he portrayed in the 1961 to 1965 tv series. This time his partners are his son (Bridges) and his granddaughter (Plimpton). This is ... See full summary »
Series of new films on Showtime based on the old tv series finds the lawyers having to defend a journalist charged in a wrongful death. However, because of a bureaucratic screw-up, he is ... See full summary »
John Walker is white supremacist. Now after hearing his speech, four boys go out and kill a young Hispanic. The Prestons are hired to defend one of them, who is the grandson of an old friend of the Prestons. They convince their client to testify against the others, which he does. The Hispanic's brother, a law student, feels that getting the ones who killed his brother is not enough. He wants to file a wrongful death suit against Walker, cause he incited those four men to kill someone who wasn't white and his brother was the first one they came across. While the Prestons agree to do it, they receive harsh criticism that they are attacking the First Ammendment but nevertheless they persevere. Written by
Like the other Defenders movies from Showtime, this one was just brilliant in it's script and story. You think the entire movie will revolve around the first trial, but then it becomes an intricate working of yet another related trial. It's kind of hard to comment on the movie without giving anything away, and by giving away the plot, it totally ruins the movie, so I won't do that. All I will say is that this movie is genius. Just like the other Defenders films, it's a nonstop puzzle that these brilliant lawyers are putting together, and you can never guess what will ultimately happen in the end. The actors are terrific and the storyline is intriguing, it doesn't get any better than this when it comes to legal dramas.
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