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The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Not Rated | | 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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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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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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One murder. One trial. One truth. See more »

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English

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28 November 2013 (Hungary) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Manipulation and Second Chance in Life
23 May 2014 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In California, Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is an alcoholic lawyer that was put on probation and rehab. She had an argument with a judge that sent her to the Breathalyzer test and the bar put her on probation in a small office. Cate is also fighting to recover custody of her daughter that lives with her father that is moving to Seattle.

Cate is assigned to defend Lacey Stubbs (Anna Anissimova) who has appealed claiming that she had been wrongly accused of murdering another woman 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 his friend Bridges (Nick Nolte) and they find evidences that might prove that Lacey is innocent and her case is fabricated. But is she really not guilty?

Movies related to lawyers and court rooms are usually engaging and "The Trials of Cate McCall" is no exception, with a good story of manipulation and second chance in life with many twists. Once again Kate Beckinsale proves that is not only gorgeous, but also a great actress with a wonderful performance. The plot and characters are well developed and the plot point surprises. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Teia de Mentiras" ("Web of Lies")


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