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Defenders, The: Payback

Defenders, The: Payback(1997)

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Brief Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Andy Wolk Director
Beau Bridges Don Preston
E. G. Marshall Lawrence Preston
John Larroquette Michael Lane
Martha Plimpton M J Preston
Roma Maffia Ms Julie Bishop
Mark Blum Jackson
Rachael Leigh Cook Tracey Lane
Clea Duvall Jessie Lane
Yaphet Kotto Judge Williams
Sean McCann John Broderick
David Blacker Construction Worker
Chloe Brown Kelly Preston
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1997 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  Cbs Television Studios .....Production Company, Stan Rogow Productions .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Paramount Pictures .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Dave .....Production Company, Laserpacific Media Corporation .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Showtime Networks .....Network, Paramount Home Media Distribution .....Domestic Video Distributor
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