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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 M. Dershowitz (novel) (as Alan Dershowitz), 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adveración satánica See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Saw advocate's Devil on cable
27 December 2004 | by alexshalomSee all my reviews

Saw advocate's Devil on cable in bits and pieces. due to commercial interruption when I usually change the station. but with VHS videos prices generally so low these days, tried in vain to find it for purchase, thus far.

mayhap I will record it when next I find it playing.

my rating is that it appears to be engrossing, well-written (yes, this is THE one from the Dershowitz novel) and well-played. Ken Olin plays the defense attorney. (he starred in 30-something). and therefore was immediately recognizable to me (for the other reviewer's comment)..all around, a seemingly worthwhile courtroom and beyond drama.


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