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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 »

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Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sidney Lumet could have done it.
24 June 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Yes, that's precisely the kind of stuff that Sid Lmuet could have done. Court rooms, probation, lawyers, prosecutors, all the law system in America, this is perfectly its atmosphere. What a fascinating fiction document about how works all the law system. This an absolute must see. It was released in France at the time it was aired also in the USA.


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