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Old 10-25-18, 02:02 PM
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Looking for title of a legal drama

Not sure if I can provide enough of a description, but here it goes:

I think the movie is from the 90s and involved a defense attorney who finds out his (might've been a her) client did the crime (probably murder but might've been a sexual assault) but the attorney cannot be removed the case (think he/she tried to but the judge denied the request) and he/she put on a robust defense and did a good enough job that the accused was found not guilty or a mistrial. However, during one of the testimonies (of a detective), the lawyer was able to get another case re-opened and his client was eventually re-arrested and which the lawyer declined to represent them.
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Re: Looking for title of a legal drama

Liar, Liar

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Nope.
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Re: Looking for title of a legal drama

From the Hip. Positive this is it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093051...m_flmg_act_108
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Re: Looking for title of a legal drama

Would sound like it, but having never seen the movie, not it. But one I will put on my watch list so
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Alright so I remembered the movie and I was completely off on a couple of things (like when it came out and the person on the stand). Anyway, the movie was The Lincoln Lawyer.
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Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
Alright so I remembered the movie and I was completely off on a couple of things (like when it came out and the person on the stand). Anyway, the movie was The Lincoln Lawyer.
With McConaughey? lol, that movie didn't even cross my mind when reading your description.
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I know. Again, I was completely off. Instead of a detective, it was his own client on the stand that he gets to say something that triggers one of the detectives sitting in the courtroom to look into another crime (as McConaughey discovered his client, played by Ryan Phillipe did the crime he's currently defending him on).
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Now I gotta listen to Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City on the way home.
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It is a great soundtrack (for the most part).
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Re: Looking for title of a legal drama

90s movie, huh? You were only off by a little over a decade.
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Missed it by that much....
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Yeah, I know

I think I was mixing Lincoln Lawyer with Guilty as Sin.
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Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
Alright so I remembered the movie and I was completely off on a couple of things (like when it came out and the person on the stand). Anyway, the movie was The Lincoln Lawyer.
I've never seen that, but I typed some of your description into google and that was the first match that came up. I didn't think it was right when I read the full synopsis though.

Liar, Liar was a joke guess.
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This also sounds a bit like the 1988 film "Criminal Law" with Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon. Here's the plot breakdown according to Wikipedia:

Attorney Ben Chase (Oldman) successfully defends Martin Thiel (Bacon), a wealthy, young playboy, getting him acquitted of a series of brutal murders—only to find out later that Thiel is indeed a serial killer. Since Thiel cannot be tried again for his crimes, Chase tries to get him to incriminate himself before he can kill again.
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Re: Looking for title of a legal drama

I was thinking it was the Lincoln Lawyer too but you said it was from the 90s!
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I am going to still believe I had the correct answer.
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This also sounds a bit like the 1988 film "Criminal Law" with Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon. Here's the plot breakdown according to Wikipedia:

Attorney Ben Chase (Oldman) successfully defends Martin Thiel (Bacon), a wealthy, young playboy, getting him acquitted of a series of brutal murders—only to find out later that Thiel is indeed a serial killer. Since Thiel cannot be tried again for his crimes, Chase tries to get him to incriminate himself before he can kill again.
Funny, I recently watched some of that movie when it on one of the movie channels at like 2 am.
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The plot also sounds similar to season 2 of Trial and Error.
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