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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The jock from hell
25 July 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Never having seen "The Advocate's Devil", we decided to take a chance and frankly, it paid off quite well. Thanks to director Jeff Fleckner, the film has a lot going. In fact, the crisp cinematography used in it and the excellent editing makes this a movie well worth a look.

The film is based on Alan Dershowitz's novel, a defense attorney, himself. We are presented with a situation of how a lawyer's bad judgment clouds his vision and gets a client absolved of a crime that seems, in retrospect, too obvious to even get involved in. Abe Ringel (Ken Olin) is retained by jock star Joe Campbell (Holt McCallany) when a young woman accuses him of raping her. In fact, Ringel and his team of investigators seem to have doubts about this client from the start.

Joe Campbell figures he is above the law and can do whatever he thinks he can get away with, even after a tragedy occurs, for which he is not even blamed. It's not until he decides to concentrate on Emma, Ringel's daughter, when everything comes to a head.

The film is interesting to watch because it's not the typical Movie of the Week type. The acting is good and the cast gives an excellent account under the direction of Mr. Bleckner.

"The Advocate's Devil" will not disappoint because the quick pace and credible story.


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