A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. They set out to put the company on trial for providing blueprints for would-be murderers. Arguing that the publisher is not protected by the First Amendment, the crusading lawyers seek monetary damages for the victims' families.
The Law Is On Trial.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence, and a sexual reference
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Did You Know?
This movie is based on a true case, whereby a father (Lawrence Horn, a former Motion executive) hired a hitman (James Perry) to murder his disabled son (Trevor) and ex-wife (Mildred) for $1.5 million in settlement money (son's disability). The child's nurse (Janice Saunders) was also murdered. She wasn't scheduled to work that day but she'd come in when the child's grandmother (maternal) couldn't make it. The grandmother sued the publisher of "Hitman", which was used as the blueprint for murder. Sentence to life, he died in prison of cancer 2017. See more
Detective looks through a phone record, points to a record which contains the state abbreviation MA and declares a payphone call was from Maryland. MA is the abbreviation for Massachusetts; MD is for Maryland. See more