A Case of Deadly Force (1986)

Fact-based story about a 1975 cover-up of a shooting by two white members of the Boston Tactical Unit. While on stakeout on a suspected getaway car used in a armed robbery, the two gunned down a black man who entered the car. The two claimed the man had a gun and they shot in self-defense. Police investigation decided it was a rightful shooting. The man's widow knew her husband would not be carrying a weapon and became determined to prove her husband's innocence. She hired a former cop who had become a lawyer to prove her case. Working with his four sons, the lawyer team takes on the police force in what eventually proved to be a landmark legal decision. Written by John Sacksteder

Directing:
  • Michael Miller

Writing:
  • Dennis Nemec

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-04-09
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 95
Lorraine Toussaint
Lorraine Tous...
Pat Bowden
Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker
Kevin O'Donnell
Richard Crenna
Richard Crenn...
Lawrence O'Donnell Sr.
John Shea
John Shea
Michael O'Donnell
Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.
Anna Maria Horsford
Anna Maria Ho...
Virginia Cates
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
Dave O'Brian
Michael O’Hare
Michael O’Har...
Joe Miller
Francis X. McCarthy
Francis X. Mc...
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