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The Law (1974)

An examination of the workings of a big city's legal system as seen through the eyes of people involved in a sensational murder trial.

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Joel Oliansky (teleplay), William Sackheim (story) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Hirsch ... Murray Stone
John Beck ... Gene Carey
Bonnie Franklin ... Bobbie Stone
Barbara Baxley ... Judge Rebeccah Fornier
Sam Wanamaker ... Jules Benson
Allan Arbus ... Leonard Caporni
John Hillerman ... Thomas Q. Rachel
Gary Busey ... William Bright
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ... Judge Arnold Lerner
Michael Bell ... Cliff Wilson
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Maxwell Fall
Frank Marth ... Arthur Winchell
John Sylvester White ... Judge Philip Shields
Robert Q. Lewis ... Speaker at Bar Dinner
Logan Ramsey ... Raymond Bleisch
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An examination of the workings of a big city's legal system as seen through the eyes of people involved in a sensational murder trial.

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trial | murder | court | See All (3) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anwalt gegen das Gericht See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Love to see this movie again
26 February 2005 | by solohans1See all my reviews

This is a great movie about a dedicated lawyer in the city who defends the indefensible. I agree with the previous entry, that this movie shows or captures some of the essence of reality of the law system. I remembered how it scared me to see this system in the light that it was portrayed in "The Law." Judd Hirsch portrayed his public defender role with such intelligence. Bonnie's role was well done also. These roles were gritty, but there was always a sense of humanity in the character. I didn't know that the movie was a pilot for a TV series. I would enjoy seeing this series on some of the cable networks that show old series. I miss this kind of production. I miss the writing and intelligence infuse into the story. I wish present day TV series could learn from some of the past shows. I recommend seeing this movie if possible.


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