A Case of Deadly Force

A Case of Deadly Force (1986)

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  • Release Date: 1986-04-09
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
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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

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Costume & Make-Up Carol Ramsey Costume Design
Production Bruce S. Pustin Producer
Camera Kees Van Oostrum Director of Photography
Writing Dennis Nemec Teleplay
Directing Michael Miller Director
Editing Paul Fried Editor
Sound Paul Chihara Original Music Composer
Art Jane Cavedon Set Decoration
Art Suzanne Cavedon Production Design