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Outrage! (1986)

After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

Henry Denker (teleplay by), Henry Denker (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Preston ... Dennis Riordan
Beau Bridges ... Brad Gordon
Burgess Meredith ... Judge Aaron Klein
Linda Purl ... Arlene Robbins
Mel Ferrer ... Judge Michael Lengel
Anthony Newley ... Victor Coles
William Allen Young ... Lester Crewe
Bill Dearth ... Spence
Steven Marlo ... William Simmons
Stan Haze ... Charlie Johnson
Brent Jennings ... Wilbert Ward
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Sgt. Kalbfus
Robert Miano ... Santini
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Prouty (as Vincent Howard)
Lou Valenzi Lou Valenzi ... District Attorney
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After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary insanity, the father places his attorney in a virtual no-win situation. In an extreme effort, the attorney decides to call the judge who released the murderer originally and to challenge the entire legal system that would permit such a travesty. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajuste de Contas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The courtroom set was a standing feature set, designed by Gene Callahan, which had not been struck. Taking advantage of the budget savings, Irwin Allen and Columbia Pictures dictated the use of the standing set for the court room scenes. The major expense for using the set was for filling the enormous room with extra casting. See more »

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Truly Unusual Irwin Allen Production!
29 October 2006 | by ddc300See all my reviews

The most stunning thing about "Outrage" is not so much the intriguing storyline, but rather the fact that it was produced by Irwin Allen, the "Master of Disaster" of '70s cinema, and also responsible for erstwhile sci-fi TV series of the '60s like "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Lost In Space." His productions are usually criticized for their lack of attention to the finer details like the script and dramatic performances. But here, he surprises his critics (and fans) with a taut, and timely subject that is more "Law and Order" than "Poseidon Adventure." No action sequences, no explosions or people running around in rubber monster suits. Just good acting with a provocative plot line.

My only complaint is that Robert Preston's character seemed a bit 'dated' by 1986 in the way he lived through his religion....I mean, I didn't know many New York Irish Catholics in the '80s that were THAT religious (particularly a man). I assume the director wanted his Catholicism 'played to the hilt" to emphasis Preston was above reproach to further the courtroom dramatics.


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