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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 (novel), Henry Denker (screenplay)
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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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Drama | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Two 'sailors' from Allen's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" series made cameo appearances in "Outrage!": 'Bob Dowdell' who played Lt. Cmdr. Chip Morton of the USRN Seaview was District Attorney Curran; Patrick Culliton who was an occasional crewman aboard the submarine played the Courtroom Bailiff in the scene where Mel Ferrer is sworn in before the jury. See more »

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Was Remade
29 November 2004 | by clalexanderSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in 86, and later noticed it was remade, starring Beau Bridges, in 97 "Defenders: Payback". Same premise carefully retold 11 years later, only with John Larroquette as the vigilante "I don't want no attorney" father, instead of the original with Robert Preston. Though the suspect chase would be used in the other "Defenders" TV movie "Choice Of Evils".

More or less, a decent Hollywood justice type of film If you take it for what it is in that context. The main idea is to show the viewers that not all homicide cases are black & white. Instead, this film attempts to show (or rather pose to) the viewer, how YOU might react if your child's rapist or molester had been released on a technicality, even though he confessed to the crime. Would YOU become a vigilante too?


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