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The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 November 2013 (Hungary)
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In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

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Karen Moncrieff

Writer:

Karen Moncrieff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Cate McCall
Nick Nolte ... Bridges
James Cromwell ... Justice Sumpter
Mark Pellegrino ... Detective Welch
Anna Schafer ... Lacey (as Anna Anissimova)
David Lyons ... Josh
Clancy Brown ... D.A. Brinkerhoff
Ava Kolker ... Augie
Johnny Sneed ... D.A. Barker
Jay Thomas ... Loncraine
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Officer Duncan
Dale Dickey ... Mrs. Stubbs
Brendan Sexton III ... Rusty Burkhardt
Isaiah Washington ... Wilson George
Michael Hyatt ... Fern
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Storyline

In California, Cate McCall is an alcoholic lawyer who was on probation and rehab. She had an argument with a judge who made her take a breathalyzer test and put her on probation in a small office. Cate is also fighting to recover custody of her daughter who lives with her father, who is moving to Seattle. Cate is assigned to defend Lacey Stubbs, who has appealing against her wrongful conviction of murdering another woman on the basis of a since there was a trial error. Further, Lacey also tells that she was raped by a guard in the prison. Cate, who has never lost a case, investigates the case with her friend Bridges and they find evidence that might prove that Lacey is innocent and that her case had been fabricated. But is she really innocent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The truth is on trial. Everyone is a witness. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Ava Kolker plays the role as Augie in the film, where as in the spin-off series Girl Meets World Auggie is her "husband" See more »

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Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Wes Montgomery
Published by Prestige Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Torn apart
15 October 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Kate is playing her character really great. And even Nick Nolte has more than one moment to shine (you feel the gravitas he's bringing to the movie). Other than that, the movie/plot may be predictable for some (maybe many), but it's the way it's played out that really works. Be it the characters with all their flaws and the story with its turns every now and again.

Being a lawyer can be pretending, it's also about winning, no matter what. If you backtrack on that, what would that mean. The justice system is not perfect and everything else might not matter anymore. Like personal life. The drama outside the courtroom is as suspenseful as the one unfolding inside of it.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2013 (Hungary) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$249,601
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