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Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 19 January 2013
Florida District Attorney prosecutes Casey Anthony in an murder trial that shocked and enraged the American public.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Alison Cross (teleplay), Jeff Ashton (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Jeff Ashton
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Linda Drane Burdick
Oscar Nuñez ... Jose Baez
Marisa Ramirez ... Rita Ashton
Kevin Dunn ... George Anthony
Virginia Welch Virginia Welch ... Casey Anthony
David Richmond-Peck ... Frank George
Marina Stephenson Kerr ... Cindy Anthony
Tonya Williams ... Paula Roberts (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Judge Belvin Perry, Jr.
Kaylee Lussier Kaylee Lussier ... Caylee Anthony
Kelly Wolfman Kelly Wolfman ... Ann Finnell
Art Hindle ... Cheney Mason
Miriam Smith ... Dorothy Sims
Jeremy Lomonaco Jeremy Lomonaco ... Tony Lazzaro
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Florida District Attorney prosecutes Casey Anthony in an murder trial that shocked and enraged the American public.

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Drama

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Near the beginning and at some points in the movie, a logo is displayed that reads United States Court Ninth Circuit, and when it is first displayed the caption on screen reads "Offices of State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit".

There is no "Ninth Circuit" in the US court system, and the case was not heard in the federal system- it was heard in Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit. The US Ninth District Court of Appeal covers westerns states of California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana as well as Guam. The logo should have read Office of the State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit. See more »

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References Jumper (2008) See more »

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Not as Good as the Book!
20 January 2013 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I read Jeff Ashton's book and have seen most of the coverage on television. Sadly, the mixing of Jane Velez-Mitchell and Nancy Grace intertwined into the film here lost it's edge to me. I found the movie to be watchable. Kevin Dunn does a fantastic job as George Anthony. Elizabeth Mitchell is almost perfect as Assistant District Attorney Linda Drane Burdick. Rob Lowe is the star as Jeff Ashton but he doesn't resemble him at all. Oscar Nunez is surprisingly great as Jose Baez. I liked the fact that Casey's participation in the film was low-key. Most of the time it's the prosecution's responsibility to prove Casey killed little Caylee. Unlike the actual court case, we never saw the skeletal remain photos out of respect by the court. Here, I felt it completed the case. The woman who played Cindy Anthony was fine and adequate. We never see Mallory Parker. There was plenty of courtroom drama in the actual case. I was hoping to see the scene where Cindy breaks down while listening to the 911 calls. Of all the moments in the trial, it is something unforgettable and heartbreaking. Ashton's book was pretty sensitive to the Anthonys as a family and here as well. The idea of Cindy being prosecuted for perjury would add insult to injury. Cindy and George loved Caylee, their beloved granddaughter. Her loss is unbearable but they keep moving on. Finally, I would have liked to have seen what happened to those involved. I didn't stay to watch behind the scenes. Still for those of us, less Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell. I followed the case quite closely myself and can never understand how somebody like Casey ended up this way. The film also misses key players like her brother, Lee Anthony; Leonard Padilla; and others involved in the case.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imperfect Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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