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Defenders: Taking the First(1998)

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Follows the courtcase of a young man who has been beaten to death by members of a reactionary organization rallying against minorities. Although lawyers Don and M.J, Preston are morally opposed to the brutality of the case, they find themselves acting as counsel for one of the defendants who has been charged with murder. In an effort to correct the obvious injustice that claimed a young boy's life, the Prestons take on a wrongful-death lawsuit against the leader of the right-wing group and find themselves caught up in a legal battle involving the First Amendment.

Cast & Crew

Andy Wolk Director
Beau Bridges Don Preston
Martha Plimpton M J Preston
Jeremy London Wyman James
Jordan Bridges Mike Varnes
Clifton Collins Jr. Nelson Rodriguez
Chris Wiggins Elliot James
Philip Casnoff John Walker
Mimi Kuzyk Camille Preston
Camilla Scott Liz Carter
Irene Lopez Kutchilan Mrs Rodriguez
Diego Fuentes Bayo Rodriguez
Marilo Nunez Rosalie Rodriguez
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1998 Production Date: 
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