David Barrett heads an organization in Boston that supports poor and indigent clients with the aid of young lawyers, Aaron Silverman is the young idealist, Pat Walters is the black ... See full summary »

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Michael Zagor
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1971   1970   1969  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Zalman King ...  Aaron Silverman 25 episodes, 1969-1971
Judy Pace ...  Pat Walters / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1971
Lee J. Cobb ...  David Barrett 24 episodes, 1970-1971
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David Barrett heads an organization in Boston that supports poor and indigent clients with the aid of young lawyers, Aaron Silverman is the young idealist, Pat Walters is the black street-smart lawyer and Chris Blake is the WASP added to balance the cast. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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law | social commentary | youth | See All (3) »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avvocati alla prova del fuoco See more »

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Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the 1969 television movie pilot, the name of the character played by Judy Pace is Ann Walters. In the series, the character's name was changed to Pat Walters. See more »

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[opening introduction - long version]
Attorney David Barrett: In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, law students can go right into court and defend their clients. Take a case all the way, win or lose. Today's law student wants real action and he's getting it. Not in the classroom or out of books, but in our courts. Helping people who need legal services, these students are doing it at the Neighborhood Law Office. They're lawyers: The Young Lawyers.
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Referenced in The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) See more »

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Downward spiral
30 July 2018 | by michelle-263See all my reviews

This series is OK but failed to live up to the promise of the pilot which had three young lawyers given more or less equal prominence and a strong court room scene. As the series progressed the stories became ever more soapy and far less legalistic. The biggest miscalculation however was that it was turned into the Zalman King show. King was a likeable enough actor but the undue focus on his gauche character became tedious. The situation did not improve with the arrival of Philip Clark as he was given so little to, usually just a couple of lines in each episode, that he might as well have not been there.


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