Boston Legal (2004–2008)
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Denny and Shirley team up to defend Brad, who is on trial for his actions in trying to find a kidnapped boy. Alan helps his secretary solve her credit card woes with assistance from Jerry ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Listo

Writers:

David E. Kelley (created by), David E. Kelley | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Alan Shore
Julie Bowen ... Denise Bauer
Mark Valley ... Brad Chase
Rene Auberjonois ... Paul Lewiston
Justin Mentell ... Garrett Wells (credit only)
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Sara Holt (credit only)
Candice Bergen ... Shirley Schmidt
William Shatner ... Denny Crane
Marisa Coughlan ... Melissa Hughes
Henry Gibson ... Judge Clark Brown
Currie Graham ... A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg
Christian Clemenson ... Jerry Espenson
Christopher Rich ... Attorney Melvin Palmer
Richard Fancy ... Father Michael Ryan
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Detective Perry Vale
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Storyline

Denny and Shirley team up to defend Brad, who is on trial for his actions in trying to find a kidnapped boy. Alan helps his secretary solve her credit card woes with assistance from Jerry Espenson, an expert in financial law who exhibits odd social behavior. Written by bd

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First episode to feature Jerry 'Hands' Espenson, who would continue to return as a reccuring character through this season, season 3 and season 4 before becoming a main character in the fifth and final season. See more »

Quotes

Father Michael Ryan: And suddenly he's swinging the axe. I put my hand out and he chopped it. He cut three of my fingers right off. They just fell to the floor.
A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg: And then what happened, sir?
Father Michael Ryan: Well, I was rushed to the hospital. Two of my fingers were recovered and re-attached. And then his colleague, that woman, came in brandishing my third finger. She wouldn't give it back unless I revealed privileged information about one of my parishioners. He cut it off and she extorted me with it.
Shirley Schmidt: My first question would be... if ...
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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