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Life in the Balance (2001)

A lawyer battling addiction gets a chance to redeem her life when she is assigned to save a death-row inmate from execution.

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Adam Weissman

Writer:

Paul Koval
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Derek ... Kathryn Garr
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Jason Garr
Bruce Boxleitner ... Eric Johnson
Jonathan Higgins ... William Hock man
Eleanor Noble ... Susan Byatt
Tim Post ... Randall Innis
Rachelle Lefevre ... Kristy Carswell (as Rachelle Lefebvre)
Howard Bilerman Howard Bilerman ... Assistant D. A. (as Howard Billerman)
Terrence Labrosse Terrence Labrosse ... Appeals Judge (as Terrence LaBrosse Ross)
Marcel Jeannin ... Teddy leary (as Marcel Jeanin)
Howard Rosenstein ... Maitre d'
Benz Antoine ... Policeman at Accident Scene
John Sanford Moore ... Reporter #1 (as John Moore)
John Maclaren ... Detective (as John MacLaren)
Larry Day ... Awards Emcee
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A lawyer battling addiction gets a chance to redeem her life when she is assigned to save a death-row inmate from execution.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime em Evidência See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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OK Movie With Some Retread Actors
18 November 2002 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

I haven't seen or heard much about Bo Derek lately, so when I noticed this movie I thought I'd tune in to see how she was doing. In "Life In The Balance" she plays a superstar lawyer turned alcoholic and drug addict, who gets one last chance to prove herself by being given a case in which she tries to save a man on death row (Bruce Boxleitner, who also hasn't popped up much recently as far as I know) after being convicted of murdering his family.

Derek and Boxleitner are OK together, and the movie - if not spectacular - is a reasonably engrossing apparently low-budget "whodunit" that is short (about an hour and a half) and to the point. I'm not quite sure why Katherine Garr (Derek) is (or at least was) such a hot shot lawyer. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the story from Eric (Boxleitner) that made me (a non-lawyer) suspicious of him from the start, and the twist at the end is certainly not an unpredictable one, but overall this isn't a bad movie. Neither Derek nor Boxleitner are going to win any awards for it, but it won't end their careers, either.

6/10


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