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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Pretty good
5 July 2003 | by jewel_9898See all my reviews

I liked this movie, I usually hate legal drama crap but this one was pretty good. Sadly, in real life pro athletes get off for stuff like this all the time no matter how many times they are accused, and their fans will always be on their side. The guy in this movie was a complete sociopath, it was really scary! I recommend this movie to anyone who likes legal films, and also to any Lifetime movie buff. The only problems I had with the movie: 1) The movie never tells what happened with that girl who got killed 2) Why did the daughter just forgive this woman for having an affair with her father, and why would she suggest they move in together? I mean come on no decent person would suggest a couple move in together!

Other then that the movie is really good! Please watch it!


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