The Defenders: Taking the First Movie Review 1998

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Don (Bridges) and M.J. (Plimpton) defend a student accused of beating a Latino to death. Their client claims he was incited by white supremist leader, John Walker (Casnoff), and agrees to a plea bargain. This enrages the victim's brother, who files a wrongful death suit against Walker and chooses Don to represent the case. Now the team must try to prove Walker's culpability without disputing his First Amendment rights to free speech.


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Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.

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Law & Lawyers, Order in the Court
Andy Wolk, Peter Wolk
Beau Bridges, Martha Plimpton, Philip Casnoff, Jeremy London
John Newby
Andy Wolk
Mark Isham
Showtime Networks

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