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Deliberate Intent (2000)

PG-13 | | Thriller, Drama | TV Movie 6 August 2000
A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. ... See full summary »

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Director: Tony Spiridakis
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Joe Pantoliano, Michelle Burke
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Rod Smolla
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A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. They set out to put the company on trial for providing blueprints for would-be murderers. Arguing that the publisher is not protected by the First Amendment, the crusading lawyers seek monetary damages for the victims' families. Written by Anonymous

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The Law Is On Trial. See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Detective looks through a phone record, points to a record which contains the state abbreviation MA and declares a payphone call was from Maryland. MA is the abbreviation for Massachusetts; MD is for Maryland. See more »

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Dramatic, Insightful, Makes you think.
20 July 2000 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Deliberate Intent starring Timothy Hutton, is one of the best courtroom dramas I've seen in quite some time. The story is very well written and really makes you wonder how far the 1st Amendment can really go. The content of the film is also quite disturbing - one man will stop at nothing for money and another man will stop at nothing for justice. The acting is very good, the story very well written and the pace keeps the viewer glued to the screen till the final fade out.


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