The Advocate’s Devil (TV Movie 1997)

The Advocate’s Devil (TV Movie 1997)

Released: 1997
Genre: Crime, Drama, Genre, Horror
Director: Jeff Bleckner
Starring: Gina Philips, Mariska Hargitay, Ken Olin, ,
Run time: 89 min
IMDb: 5.7/10
Country: USA
Views: 91696

Synopsis

Storyline:
A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he discovers that the player may not be as innocent as he leads on to the public. Then things get worse when he discovers the player has led his teen-age daughter to a hotel room for a “special” birthday party for her.
Written by
John Sacksteder <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Saw advocate’s Devil on cable in bits and pieces. due to commercial interruption when I usually change the station. but with VHS videos prices generally so low these days, tried in vain to find it for purchase, thus far.

mayhap I will record it when next I find it playing.

my rating is that it appears to be engrossing, well-written (yes, this is THE one from the Dershowitz novel) and well-played. Ken Olin plays the defense attorney. (he starred in 30-something). and therefore was immediately recognizable to me (for the other reviewer’s comment)..all around, a seemingly worthwhile courtroom and beyond drama.

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