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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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Jessie Williams
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David Ringel
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Denise Moore
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Liz Carter
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Detective Riley
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Loretta Charles
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Detective Lane
Stephen Pearlman ...
Judge Ratner
William Cameron ...
Mitchell
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Judge Whitney
Bill Dalzell ...
Ratner's Clerk (as Bill Dalzell III)
Charles Sanders ...
A.D.A. Crosley
Alex Coleman ...
Bridge Man
Larry John Meyers ...
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Judge Mulino
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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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8 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Bűnös vagy ártatlan  »

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A Plodding Process
15 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Dry account of the procedural path from crime to arrest to trial. This made for HBO movie is OK if not totally engaging.

The major fault does not lie in the execution of the realistic portrayal but in the realistic problem of the overloaded court system. It is not overstated or made to be entertaining and so we have a picture as plodding as the procedure.

The ending is bit of a letdown, however, as the stats show before the credits roll, ultimately right on realistic. It is that realism that handcuff this from being any more than a chronological account of an inherently involved process that leaves little to the imagination and a lot to the non-exciting plea bargain processes.

A good primer for pre law students but at best an easy homework assignment for the rest of us.


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