Life in the Balance (2004)

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A lawyer battling addiction gets a chance to redeem her life when she is assigned to save a death-row inmate from execution.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Garr
Stewart Bick ...
Jason Garr
Eric Johnson
William Hock man
Eleanor Noble ...
Susan Byatt
Randall Innis
Kristy Carswell (as Rachelle Lefebvre)
Howard Bilerman ...
Assistant D. A. (as Howard Billerman)
Terrence Labrosse ...
Appeals Judge (as Terrence LaBrosse Ross)
Teddy leary (as Marcel Jeanin)
Maitre d'
Policeman at Accident Scene
Reporter #1 (as John Moore)
Detective (as John MacLaren)
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A lawyer battling addiction gets a chance to redeem her life when she is assigned to save a death-row inmate from execution.

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14 February 2004 (Germany)  »

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Crime em Evidência  »

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Court-based intense drama, turning into a thriller
25 July 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I wasn't impressed with the opening; however, making the convicted murderer of his own family free again was an interesting challenge to watch. The attorney, who also had a few personal problems, is played by Bo Derek, I think she played reasonably well, and so did "the murderer".

It was a merely amusing film up to the point where new evidence comes to light, which changes the situation completely and turns this film into a thriller. I wasn't expecting this plot turn at all and was shivering till the end of the film. Watching this 2 hour film paid off

  • these last 30 minutes was a great watch (not that the beginning was

utterly boring).

I'd watch the film again, looking for clues hinting at that turning plot in the film. 7 out of 10 rating.

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