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A big-city lawyer returns to her small hometown after her father's death to resume his practice. There she is called upon to defend a migrant worker who has been accused of murder.

Director:

Rod Holcomb
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer O'Neill ... Sandy Albright
Michael Parks ... Larry Butler
Robert S. Woods Robert S. Woods ... Sheriff Dean Hartley
Terence Knox ... Craig Phalen
John Philbin ... Bobby
Kathleen York ... Darlene
J.E. Freeman ... Dixon
Cooper Huckabee ... Coy
Richard Farnsworth ... Judge Grand Pettitt
Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan ... Gene
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Korby
Douglas Newell Douglas Newell ... Bundles
Dick Arnold Dick Arnold ... Judge Williams
Rich Hawkins Rich Hawkins ... District Attorney
Sandy Albright Sandy Albright ... Shelley
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A big-city lawyer returns to her small hometown after her father's death to resume his practice. There she is called upon to defend a migrant worker who has been accused of murder.

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Her best friend was murdered, and she must defend the man accused. She'll fight to see that he gets a fair trial. But first she must fight to save his life. And her own.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A védelmező See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Well above average TV movie ..................
6 August 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Big city lawyer, Jennifer O'Neill, returns to small hometown for her father's funeral. Good friend and judge, Richard Farnsworth, convinces her to stay on as a public defender. Complications ensue when the judge is murdered, and O'Neill is appointed the suspect's defender. Meanwhile, corrupt deputy sheriff, Michael Parks, is stirring up vigilante locals for their own brand of justice. The acting by O'Neill, Parks, and especially Farnsworth elevates "Chase" to well above average for a TV movie. Eventually this turns into a hunted in the woods affair, with some spectacular scenery. Perhaps a bit rushed to conclusion, but nevertheless a winner. - MERK


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