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A Matter of Justice (1993)

True story about the mother of a murder victim seeking to bring her son's widow to justice and gain custody of her granddaughter.


Michael Switzer


Dennis Turner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Duke ... Mary Brown
Martin Sheen ... Jack Brown
Alexandra Powers ... Dusty
Jason London ... Chris
Jeff Kober ... Talbot
Cole Hauser ... Rocky Jackson
Danny Nucci ... Vince Grella
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham ... Harry Amblin
Charles S. Dutton ... Mr. McDaniel, Private Investigator (as Charles Dutton)
Lynette Walden ... Patty
Robin Burrows Robin Burrows ... Diane
Jodie Markell ... Sandra
Larry Greer Larry Greer ... Lt. Alexander
Roger Nolan Roger Nolan ... Captain Lorenz
Kyla Pratt Kyla Pratt ... Christine


A naive young soldier shocks his family when he returns home on leave accompanied by a worldly older woman whom he introduces as his wife. The young man's mother strongly disapproves of the relationship, and urges him to seek a divorce, but he is blinded by love. The marriage fails, but the young man is brutally murdered before the divorce is final. Convinced of his wife's guilt, his mother embarks on a one-woman crusade to bring her to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Did You Know?


Terrah Christine Brown, born November 6, 1980 in Hawaii, has spend much of her life in the criminal justice system. See more »


Dusty: Chris was no boy scout. He abused me and her abused our daughter too.
Mary Brown: That's ridiculous! Chris would never strike that child.
Dusty: He would and he did.
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Referenced in Happy Birthday Alexandra Kristin Powers 2019 (2019) See more »

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Decent, but cliched movie
11 October 2002 | by iriseeSee all my reviews

I do take exception to the portrayal of Ada, Oklahoma in this movie. Since I happen to be from there, I felt it necessary to defend my hometown. I'm not sure where the Ada scenes were actually shot. It certainly wasn't in Ada. Ada is not so small a town that a posse of rednecks in pick-up trucks would run you out of it to "protect one of their own" - as was stated in this movie. To my knowledge that has never happened in Ada. Ada is also not so small a town that everyone knows everyone else. It is not a town of 500 people, it's a town of about 17,000 and it has a state university. I felt this movie painted an unfair portrait to anyone who doesn't know Ada and has never been there, as well as the state of Oklahoma for that matter.

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Release Date:

7 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Alma, Kansas, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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