The Defenders: Payback

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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1997-10-12
Run time: 96 minute / 1:36
Director: Andy Wolk
Production Companies : Paramount Television, Showtime Networks
Production Country: United States of America


Beau Bridges
as Don Preston
E.G. Marshall
as Lawrence Preston
Martha Plimpton
as M.J. Preston
John Larroquette
as Michael Lane
Roma Maffia
as Julie Bishop
Mark Blum
as Jackson
Rachael Leigh Cook
as Tracey Lane
Clea DuVall
as Jessica Lane
Yaphet Kotto
as Judge Williams
Sean McCann
as John Broderick
Andy Wolk Director

Andy Wolk Writer
Peter Wolk Writer © 2020

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