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The Burden of Proof 

A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.
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1992  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Hector Elizondo ...  Alejandro 'Sandy' Stern 2 episodes, 1992
Brian Dennehy ...  Dixon Hartnell 2 episodes, 1992
Mel Harris ...  Sonia Klonsky 2 episodes, 1992
Adrienne Barbeau ...  Silvia Hartnell 2 episodes, 1992
Concetta Tomei ...  Clara Stern 2 episodes, 1992
Anne Bobby ...  Marta Stern 2 episodes, 1992
Gail Strickland ...  Fiona Cawley 2 episodes, 1992
Chelcie Ross ...  Dr. Nate Cawley 2 episodes, 1992
Kerri Green ...  Kate Granum 2 episodes, 1992
Thomas Anthony Quinn Thomas Anthony Quinn ...  Dr. Peter Stern 2 episodes, 1992
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Sennett 2 episodes, 1992
Stefanie Powers ...  Helen Dudak 2 episodes, 1992
Victoria Principal ...  Margy Allison 2 episodes, 1992
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A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scott Turow's The Burden of Proof See more »

Filming Locations:

Mission Hills, Kansas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brian Dennehy also appeared in "Presumed Innocent (1990)," making him the only actor to appear in both films based on Scott Turow's works. He plays a different character in this film, however. See more »

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