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Criminal Justice (1990)

Denise Moore is robbed and her face is slashed as she is leaving a crack house. At the police station she picks Jessie Williams mug shot and ID's him at a line up. Jessie Williams says he ... See full summary »

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Andy Wolk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Jessie Williams
Anthony LaPaglia ... David Ringel
Rosie Perez ... Denise Moore
Jennifer Grey ... Liz Carter
Tony Todd ... Detective Riley
Saundra McClain ... Loretta Charles
Joe Lisi ... Detective Lane
Stephen Pearlman ... Judge Ratner
William Cameron William Cameron ... Mitchell
Chuck Cooper ... Judge Whitney
Bill Dalzell Bill Dalzell ... Ratner's Clerk (as Bill Dalzell III)
Charles Sanders Charles Sanders ... A.D.A. Crosley
Alex Coleman Alex Coleman ... Bridge Man
Larry John Meyers Larry John Meyers ... Court Officer
Don Brockett ... Judge Mulino
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Storyline

Denise Moore is robbed and her face is slashed as she is leaving a crack house. At the police station she picks Jessie Williams mug shot and ID's him at a line up. Jessie Williams says he didn't do it. From that point on, everyone is pushing him to make a deal, and plea to a lesser crime, to avoid a possible long term sentence. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bűnös vagy ártatlan See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Forest Whitaker and Tony Todd previously appeared in Platoon (1986). See more »

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The real deal
27 December 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Criminal Justice" is a journeyman quasi-docudrama TV flick which takes the viewer step-by-step through the US criminal justice system from crime to punishment. The film breaks down the whole let's-make-a-deal process using a Brooklyn N.Y. robbery/assault case as an example in which the players are Whitaker as the accused; LaPaglia as the public defender; Perez as the victim; and Gray as the Asst. D.A. The film plays no favorites as it takes a didactic and dispassionate look at the problems facing both sides in a case where justice must be dispensed even though no one, including the audience, knows who committed the crime. "Criminal Justice" is an earnest project which is more interesting than entertaining and is worth a look by anyone with an interest in the title subject. (B-)


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