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Restraining Order (1999)

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Robert Woodfield is a criminal defense attorney, and he has defended a lot of criminals, many of whom are guilty, but has maintained that everyone deserves a competent defense, which he ... See full summary »

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Lee H. Katzin

Writer:

John Jarrell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Robert Woodfield
Hannes Jaenicke ... Martin Ritter
Tatjana Patitz ... Leight Woodfield
Dean Stockwell ... Charlie Mason
Franc Luz ... Craig Dixon
Rif Hutton ... Sidney Evans
Natalija Nogulich ... Judge Hargreaves
Jim Antonio ... Attorney Dalton (as James Antonio)
Kevin Dobson ... Police Captain
Kenn Michael Kenn Michael ... Eddie Rush (as Kenny Blank)
Sondra Spriggs Sondra Spriggs ... Sheri Evans (as Sondra Spriggs Williamson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bauer Michael Bauer ... Desk Cop
Howard Beckler Howard Beckler ... Judge Fernwick
Maurice Benard ... Sicko
Sandra Berns Francis Sandra Berns Francis ... Secretary
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Storyline

Robert Woodfield is a criminal defense attorney, and he has defended a lot of criminals, many of whom are guilty, but has maintained that everyone deserves a competent defense, which he provides whether they are guilty or not. Currently he is defending Martin Ritter, a killer, whom he gets off. Later he has dinner with a friend, and his friend tells him that he needs to talk to him about something important. He is about to leave when some masked men go to his friend and kill him, when one of the men takes off his mask; it's Martin Ritter. Now being his lawyer, Robert can't say anything about what he saw. But that doesn't stop him from investigating what his dead friend was so worried about. It seems that he has stumbled onto something big, and instead of killing him they frame his wife for murder to get him to back off. But he doesn't and both his wife and him are now in danger. And still has no idea what's going on. Will he find out before they get to him? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Betrayed by the system he was sworn to defend

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Extreme Duress See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Rockabilly Rocket
Written and Performed by David Wurst
Courtesy of CSS Music
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Hollywood at its worst
23 September 2002 | by rps-2See all my reviews

I started planning to give this absurd film a 4. As it ground on and got steadily sillier and more violent, I downgraded to 3 and ultimately 2. If it had lasted another ten minutes, we would have been into negative territory! The plot is simplistic and absurd, the acting is at best adequate and hey gang... theres a fist fight on and under the Santa Monica pier. (How often has that been done before? Not for two months, you say?) There are any number of impossible howlers. The worst is the lone rural mail box on the lawn in an urban neighbourhood of fancy homes. Nobody else on the street has one. But then we did need an excuse for the innocent wife to go out to the curb so the bad guys could drive by and... Well, you know the plot. It's all about the mob whacking people. And thats what should be done to this movie. Whack it!


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