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Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)

Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Parks was arrested and convicted for a murder of a woman and is trying to appeal for the second time when one of the first appeal lawyers, Perry, finds a new ... See full summary »

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Lee David Zlotoff, Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.
Erin Gray ... Captain Terry O'Malley
Larry Wilcox ... Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Parks
Charles Siebert ... Jason Sloan
James Sutorius ... Mark Egan
Arthur Taxier ... Ellis Milbourne / Frank Johnson
James McEachin ... Police Sergeant Clifford Brock
Don Galloway ... General Hobart
Richard Sanders ... Chester Lackberry
Gary Hershberger ... Lieutenant Wilkins
David Ogden Stiers ... D.A. Michael Reston
Patty Duke ... Althea Sloan
James McIntire James McIntire ... Daryl Herley
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Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Parks was arrested and convicted for a murder of a woman and is trying to appeal for the second time when one of the first appeal lawyers, Perry, finds a new witness for the defence. The witness is threatened and then murdered to stop him giving his evidence and Perry, Della and Paul started to investigate. The main victim was very popular with the Airmen and was employed by a real estate company that was conducting a deal with the Base over a plot of land and this causes the amount of suspects and motives to rise. Paul tries to find the witness's killer and he and Capt. O'Malley are a threat to it's future... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Raymond Burr is reunited with his co-star from Ironside, Don Galloway in this movie. See more »

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The producers wish to thank the United States Air Force and the Colorado Air National Guard for their co-operation in the making of this film. See more »

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Follows Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987) See more »

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1 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Between the end of the Perry Mason TV series in 1966 and its revival as a series of TV movies twenty years later, Raymond Burr as Mr. Mason was supposed to have served as an appellate court judge -- I would imagine he was appointed to give the Los Angeles District Attorney's office a better win/loss ratio. In this movie, we see a brief flashback that time, and a case in which Air Force Lt. Colonel Larry Wilcox was found guilty of murder.

Now that Burr is returned to private practice, he is defending Wilcox in a retrial; he remarks there were no errors, but he thought the defense had done a poor job. Of course they had! Without him in the defense chair, there was no one to get a random witness to confess on the stand! Viewers can be confident that Erle Stanley Gardner's lawyer/sleuth will make that happen here.

Besides cast regulars Barbara Hale as Della Street and William Katt as Perry's leg man, we get to see Don Galloway from IRONSIDE, promoted to a General.Donald Ogden Stiers has the thankless task of prosecuting the case, and Patty Duke has a small but key role.


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