Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic prodding, Eddie reluctantly takes on a case of a young Korean man who, according to his mom, has been in jail for eight years for a murder he did not commit.
When evidence leads to murder, sometimes it takes a dangerous man to free an innocent one.
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The film was released in Australia as "Fighting Justice." See more
The opportunity for cross-examination or re-direct examination of the witnesses is frequently glossed over. Not just that a character doesn't cross-examine such as the lack of cross of the prisoner at the end of the state's case, but most egregiously, the judge gives the district attorney no opportunity for re-direct of the eyewitness who testified she never took her eyes off the gun even though she obviously wanted to say more. No competent DA would fail to give her a chance to clarify her statements during the cross-examination. See more
You know, for eight years I've been waiting for some genius to notice it took me an hour to drive seven blocks?
Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer and Apu
Busload of Faith
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
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