The Defenders: Payback Trailer

The Defenders: Payback Trailer (1997)

12 October 1997 96 mins

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.

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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


International Releases Dates

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