The Defenders: Payback (1997)

The Defenders: Payback (1997)

E.G. Marshall returns as the head of the law firm that he portrayed in the 1961 to 1965 tv series. This time his partners are his son (Bridges) and his granddaughter (Plimpton). This is projected to be the first of a series of films. In this episode a man (Larroquette) murders the man who assaulted and raped his young daughter years before and was released from prison after serving just a few years. Tried for first degree murder, the team has to come up with a defense approaching he and his families’ mental state. Specifically his daughter had to be placed in a mental ward as the result of the attack after a series of attempted suicides, his older daughter had run away from home because she could not stand the depressing atmosphere, and he simply thought of nothing but the man’s death.

Cast:

Yaphet Kotto                  …            Judge Williams

Beau Bridges                      …            Don Preston

E.G. Marshall                     …            Lawrence Preston

Martha Plimpton              …            M.J. Preston

John Larroquette             …            Michael Lane

David Blacker                     …            Construction Worker

Mark Blum                          …            Jackson

Chloe Brown                      …            Kelly Preston

Corinne Conley                 …            Judge Turner

Rachael Leigh Cook         …            Tracey Lane

Tony De Santis                  …            Mr. Kuhlman

Jack Duffy                           …            Mr. Sanders

Clea DuVall                         …            Jessica Lane

Kristin Fairlie                      …            Chris

Emily Fleming                    …            8-Year-Old Jessie

Kyra Harper                        …            Ms. Reynolds

Daniel Kash                         …            Frankie Mirano

Nicholas Kilbertus            …            Jack Bishop

Mimi Kuzyk                       …            Camille Preston

Tyler Kyte                          …            Hockey Kid

Shawn Lawrence              …            Judge Bach

Roma Maffia                     …            Julie Bishop

Sean McCann                    …            John Broderick

Robert McClure                …            Bridge Man

Alan Mozes                        …            Schuman

Tony Nappo                       …            Officer Perez

Joe Pingue                          …            Mitchell

Christopher Redman       …            Steven Preston

Kim Roberts                       …            Psych Receptionist

Karen Robinson                …            Mrs. Clarkson

Ann Turnbull

Bradie Whetham              …            Danny Bishop

Robert Young                    …            (as Bobby O’neill)

Bob Zidel                             …            Court Clerk

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