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Criminal Law (1988)

R 04/28/1989 (US) DramaThrillerRomance 1h 57m


A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he agrees to again defend him... much to the consternation of his friends. However, he explains that by being his attorney he will be better able to catch the man in a mistake... and on this the rest of the film develops, with the killer playing a cat and mouse game with the attorney until, at last, they both must recognize that they are not all that different.

  1. Martin Campbell


  2. Mark Kasdan


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Ben Chase

  2. Kevin Bacon

    Kevin Bacon

    Martin Thiel IV

  3. Tess Harper

    Tess Harper

    Det. Jean Stillwell

  4. Karen Young

    Karen Young

    Ellen Faulkner

  5. Elizabeth Shepherd

    Elizabeth Shepherd

    Dr. Sybil Thiel

  6. Joe Don Baker

    Joe Don Baker

    Det. Carl Mesel

  7. Sean McCann

    Sean McCann

    Jacob Fischer

  8. Ron Lea

    Ron Lea

    Gary Hull

  9. Michael Sinelnikoff

    Michael Sinelnikoff

    Prof. Clemens

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Criminal Law
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Original Language English

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