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L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)

Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding ... See full summary »

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Michael Schultz

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William M. Finkelstein, Steven Bochco (television series) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Bernsen ... Arnie Becker
Susan Dey ... D.A. Grace Van Owen
Larry Drake ... Benny Stulwicz
Richard Dysart ... Leland McKenzie
Jill Eikenberry ... Ann Kelsey
Dann Florek ... Dave Meyer
Michele Greene ... Abigail 'Abby' Perkins
Harry Hamlin ... Michael Kuzak
Alan Rachins ... Douglas Brackman Jr.
Susan Ruttan ... Roxanne Melman
Michael Tucker ... Stuart Markowitz
Bruce Davison ... Lawrence Diebenkorn
Steven Williams ... Albert Hutchinson
Gedde Watanabe ... Cyril
Josie Davis ... Chloe Carpenter
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Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas Brackman, Jr. as the senior managing partner. New employees to the firm are Brackman's over-achieving son Jason, who's at odds with his father, and ambitious and conniving associate Chloe Carpenter at odds with others. Former partner Michael Kuzak, now a successful restaurant owner, is called out of retirement to help stop the impeding execution of a former client on death row and the opposing counsel is Kuzak's old flame Grace Van Owen. Meanwhile, divorce lawyer Arnie Becker deals with his most toughest divorce: his own, where his estranged young wife has hired former McKenzie-Brackman lawyer Abby Perkins as her legal representation. Office manager Roxanne Melman deals with her ex-husband, Dave Meyer, who claims that he's dying and wants to ... Written by Matthew Patay

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Trivia

Richard Dysart's last acting role. See more »

Goofs

It's stated that Abby never made partner, but that's a mistake as she was made a partner in the season 5 finale, which also happened to be the last episode for Michele Greene who played Abby. See more »

Connections

Follows L.A. Law: Pilot (1986) See more »

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A Poor Return of the great law show. Not worth the TV watching Time.
13 May 2002 | by emailbarrySee all my reviews

This reunion took some of the most loved characters and took them ten steps backwards. Some characters are back with vengeance in the heart and others are having returned with nothing to do. This movie might have done better by extending to at least a three hour format to give the story line some time to complete. Instead we get this mess of changed characters that no one really gets a chance go care about. Even the background ambience is gone. From the ringing phones and office chatter that once filled the law firm, the sound environment now represents either a very poor law firm with no business or that of a funeral parlor. This movie should never have been made with such a weak and quickly thrown together script. Unfortunately I would have to say this garbage is a D.O.A. movie that should not be shown again....


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Law: Return to Justice See more »

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