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The Advocate's Devil (1997)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 5 October 1997
A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he... See full summary »

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Alan Dershowitz (novel), Cyrus Nowrasteh (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Olin ... Abe Ringel
Mariska Hargitay ... Rendi
Gina Philips ... Emma
Wendell Pierce ... Justin
Jessica Tuck ... Jennifer Dawling
Gary Basaraba
Gillian Barber ... District Attorney
Scott Hylands
Suki Kaiser ... Darlene Waters
Kevin McNulty
Gabrielle Miller
Holt McCallany ... Joe Campbell
Anne Farquhar Anne Farquhar ... Lisa Lester
Deanna Milligan ... Zoe
Fulvio Cecere ... Bernie Stein
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A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he discovers that the player may not be as innocent as he leads on to the public. Then things get worse when he discovers the player has led his teen-age daughter to a hotel room for a "special" birthday party for her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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9 March 2004 | by Maria-s_GeorgSee all my reviews

Well...I originally wanted to watch this little telefilm; to see some other stuff Hargitay had done. I must say it was werid seeing her with long hair. The whole plot of the story ran like your typical 'lifetime' movie. You know the channel where; "The men are accused, and the women are abused."

Just like all other lifetime movies, this one was predictable. As soon as the Lawyer's daughter left for college I swear I knew exactly what was going to happen. I understand that someone would like to make unique camera shots to enhance their piece. But trust me using dutch angles was not a way to go. It just seemed to make the film worse, and I wondered when they'd stop it.

Besides all of that they never really explained the 'note' that the basketball player found in Rendi's computer. I find it hard that the girl would dismiss it all that easily. In regards to that it wasn't very realistic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adveración satánica See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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