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The Defenders: Payback (1997)





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Based on a popular television courtroom drama series (1961-65), this Showtime made-for-cable movie returns esteemed actor E.G. Marshall to the role of brilliant lawyer Lawrence Preston. In this episode, Preston teams up with his son, professor of law Don Preston (Beau Bridges) and his niece M. J. (Martha Plimpton) to prove that Michael Lane (John Larroquette) did not murder his daughter's rapist. Unfortunately, Lane, who is glad that the brute is dead, refuses to do anything to help them defend him.


John Larroquette
as Michael Lane
E.G. Marshall
as Lawrence Preston
Martha Plimpton
as M.J. `Mary Jane' Preston
Beau Bridges
as Donald Preston
Yaphet Kotto
as Judge Williams
Roma Maffia
as Julie Bishop
Clea DuVall
as Jessie Lane
Nicholas Kilbertus
as Jack Bishop
Mimi Kuzyk
as Camille Preston
Christopher Redman
as Steven Preston
Chloe Brown
as Kelly Preston
Bradie Whetham
as Danny Bishop
Joe Pinque
as Mitchell
Tyler Kyte
as Hockey Kid
David Blacker
as Construction Worker
Jack Duffy
as Mr. Sanders
Alan Mozes
as Schuman
Sharon Lawrence
as Judge Bach
Corinne Conley
as Judge Turner
Tony De Santis
as Mr. Kuhlman
Karen Robinson
as Ms. Clarkson
Kyra Harper
as Ms. Reynolds
Daniel Kash
as Frankie Mirano
Kim Roberts
as Psych Receptionist
Tony Nappo
as Officer Perez
Robert McClure
as Bridge Man
Bob Zidel
as Court Clerk
Emily Fleming
as Jessie (age 8)
Sean McCann
as John Broderick
Mark Blum
as Jackson
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