The Defenders: Payback (1997)

Television movie remake of the 1960s courtroom drama series, "The Defenders." After the death of his eldest son and his partner in the law firm of Preston and Preston, senior partner, Lawrence Preston enlists his granddaughter, M.J, a former prosecutor, and his other son Don, a law professor, to continue the work of ensuring that every individual accused of a crime is entitled to a proper defense. In this telefilm, a father murders the rapist of his young daughter after the man is released from prison and moves back to his old neighborhood. The Prestons take the case even though the father is unrepentent and unwilling to offer the attorneys any help in finding legally mitigating circumstances for his actions.

Directing:
  • Andy Wolk
Writing:
  • Andy Wolk
  • Peter Wolk
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  • Release Date: 1997-10-12
  • Views: 74
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 96

Clea DuVall

Jessica Lane

John Larroquette

Michael Lane

Beau Bridges

Don Preston

Martha Plimpton

M.J. Preston

E.G. Marshall

Lawrence Preston

Roma Maffia

Julie Bishop

Mark Blum

Jackson

Rachael Leigh Cook

Tracey Lane

Yaphet Kotto

Judge Williams

Sean McCann

John Broderick
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