5.5/10
68
1 user
A big-city lawyer returns to her small hometown after her father's death to resume his practice. There she is called upon to defend a migrant worker who has been accused of murder.

Director:

Rod Holcomb
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Grey Fox (1982)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Director: Phillip Borsos
Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue
Steel (1979)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Lee Majors, Jennifer O'Neill, Art Carney
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards
Whiffs (1975)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino
The Psychic (1977)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel
Lady Ice (1973)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An insurance investigator romances a wealthy young beauty when he suspects she may be involved in fencing stolen jewels.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jennifer O'Neill, Robert Duvall
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle
Caravans (1978)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential U.S. Senator.

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

Director: Paul Aaron
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager
L'Innocente (1976)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O'Neill
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencimg flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar. He soon finds his ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neill, Margot Kidder
Personals (TV Movie 1990)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman that during the daytime is an insignificant librarian, at night becomes a fascinating mysterious dark lady. She uses the personal advertisements on the newspapers to obtain ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Robin Thomas, Gina Gallego
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer O'Neill ... Sandy Albright
Michael Parks ... Larry Butler
Robert S. Woods Robert S. Woods ... Sheriff Dean Hartley
Terence Knox ... Craig Phalen
John Philbin ... Bobby
Kathleen York ... Darlene
J.E. Freeman ... Dixon
Cooper Huckabee ... Coy
Richard Farnsworth ... Judge Grand Pettitt
Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan ... Gene
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Korby
Douglas Newell Douglas Newell ... Bundles
Dick Arnold Dick Arnold ... Judge Williams
Rich Hawkins Rich Hawkins ... District Attorney
Sandy Albright Sandy Albright ... Shelley
Edit

Storyline

A big-city lawyer returns to her small hometown after her father's death to resume his practice. There she is called upon to defend a migrant worker who has been accused of murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Her best friend was murdered, and she must defend the man accused. She'll fight to see that he gets a fair trial. But first she must fight to save his life. And her own.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A védelmező See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well above average TV movie ..................
6 August 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Big city lawyer, Jennifer O'Neill, returns to small hometown for her father's funeral. Good friend and judge, Richard Farnsworth, convinces her to stay on as a public defender. Complications ensue when the judge is murdered, and O'Neill is appointed the suspect's defender. Meanwhile, corrupt deputy sheriff, Michael Parks, is stirring up vigilante locals for their own brand of justice. The acting by O'Neill, Parks, and especially Farnsworth elevates "Chase" to well above average for a TV movie. Eventually this turns into a hunted in the woods affair, with some spectacular scenery. Perhaps a bit rushed to conclusion, but nevertheless a winner. - MERK


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed