Raising the Bar (2008–2009)
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Passionate and idealistic Public Defender Jerry Kellerman is convinced his client is not guilty, but when a technicality in the law threatens his client's freedom, will Jerry push Judge Kessler too far?

Director:

Jesse Bochco

Writers:

Steven Bochco (created by), David Feige (creator) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Jerry Kellerman
Gloria Reuben ... Rosalind Whitman
Currie Graham ... Nick Balco
Melissa Sagemiller ... Michelle Ernhardt
J. August Richards ... Marcus McGrath
Jonathan Scarfe ... Charlie Sagansky
Teddy Sears ... Richard Patrick Woolsley
Jane Kaczmarek ... Judge Trudy Kessler
Michael Harney ... Detective Robert Dougherty
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Calvin Hines
Bob Koherr ... George
Stacy Hall ... Vince Culp
Dohn Norwood ... Tyrell Stevens
Emily Schweitz ... Ann Harlow
Wayne Lopez ... Clerk of the court
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Storyline

Passionate and idealistic Public Defender Jerry Kellerman is convinced his client is not guilty, but when a technicality in the law threatens his client's freedom, will Jerry push Judge Kessler too far?

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Steven Bochco Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

Judge Trudy Kessler: Mr. Kellerman, you've got ten seconds to apologize, or I'm sending you straight back to your cell!
Jerry Kellerman: [holds up fingers] One Mississippi...two Mississippi...
Jerry Kellerman: [to bailiff] Get him out of here!
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