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Final Justice (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 June 1998
A teacher kidnaps the attorney who successfully defended her gay brother's killer.

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Writer:

Babs Greyhosky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette O'Toole ... Gwen Saticoy
Michael McKean ... Merle Hammond
Brian Wimmer ... Mark Sherman
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh ... Barbara Saticoy
David Meyers ... Assistant D.A. Potts
Robert Shampain ... Art DeSoto
CCH Pounder ... Danielle Kline
George Fosgate ... Gordon Osborne
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson ... Father Halligan (as Tobias Andersen)
Sam A. Mowry Sam A. Mowry ... Judge Czarneki
Karen Trumbo Karen Trumbo ... Judge Rosaria
Duffy Epstein Duffy Epstein ... George Saticoy
Kevin Loomis Kevin Loomis ... Damon Benning
Sharonlee McLean Sharonlee McLean ... Coroner
Todd Hermanson Todd Hermanson ... Detective Partner
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Gwen (Annette O'Toole) grieves her murdered brother and hopes for justice in court, only to sit helplessly as her brother is defamed by a sleazy attorney (Michael McKean) and the murderer acquitted. Out of desperation she kidnaps the killer to deliver final justice. Written by A. C. Jaggard <acj@efn.org>

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She knows who's guilty even if the court doesn't. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ultime verdict See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Color
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Merle Hammond: [reading an excerpt from George Saticoy's editorial, at the trial of Damon Benning, George's killer] ..."Perhaps the reason we've been slow to respond to the epidemic is because we're used to having it shoved down our throats. Well, we're not going to take it anymore. The straight world has tried to exterminate us. Now it is our turn ot kill or be killed. It's time to take the world hostage, not with a gun, but with the bile of our own blood."
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MURDER IN THE STREETS
Composed by Terrance Scott (as Cool Nutz)
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Vigilante Garbage
21 July 2002 | by Squishy-12See all my reviews

A woman takes a defense attorney hostage, subjects him to a nice game of Russian Roulette and other threats and humiliations--then relies on the tricks of another attorney to get her off the hook for it.

Her jaw-dropping hypocrisy could have been the basis for a nice melodrama, but no, this is pure "Lifetime"-style "man-baaaad woman-gooood" constipation, so she is presented at worst as "pushed over the edge by injustice"--and at best as America's Greatest Hero.

The judge at her trial and her attorney are ridiculously unprofessional--but they're women, so it's "okay." Her victim--and his fellow lawyers? Man baaaaaaaad.

Put "Final Justice" to this test: pretend you're the defense attorney. Because you do your job, someone takes YOU hostage, holds you at gunpoint, tortures you with death threats, then walks away free--fully capable of doing it all over again.

Is she your hero now?


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