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License to Kill (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 10 January 1984
A grieving family whose daughter was killed in a car crash with a drunken driver is outraged and frustrated as they encounter the inevitable bureaucratic delays in bringing the case to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jud Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Farentino ... John Peterson
Penny Fuller ... Judith Peterson
Don Murray ... Tom Fiske
Millie Perkins ... Mary Fiske
Ari Meyers ... Amy Peterson
Donald Moffat ... Webster
Jacqueline Brookes ... Judge Miriam Roth
Kristen Vigard Kristen Vigard ... Lynne Peterson
Denzel Washington ... Martin Sawyer
George Martin ... Steve
John M. Jackson ... Officer Caskey
Josef Rainer Josef Rainer ... Campbell (as Joe Rainer)
Jerry Haynes ... Bill Wilson
Marc Gilpin ... Larry Chernoff
Niki Flacks Niki Flacks ... Meredith
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A grieving family whose daughter was killed in a car crash with a drunken driver is outraged and frustrated as they encounter the inevitable bureaucratic delays in bringing the case to trial. Once in the courtroom, they are horror-stricken as the young, hard-pressed district attorney seems unable to overcome the technicalities and maneuverings that the driver's attorney uses to keep his client out of jail and still on the streets as a legal driver. When the judge is forced to rule time and again in favor of the defense, it appears that the driver might escape punishment altogether. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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DUI will be severely punished and justice will prevail See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Don Murray and James Farentino, who play the male leads in this film, both played roles as the husband of characters played by Michelle Lee in different projects. In addition, Farentino was once married to Lee in real life. See more »

Alternate Versions

Pan and scanned to 1.78:1 aspect ratio in some DVD releases. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Time in a Bottle
Written and Performed by Jim Croce
Produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West
Courtesy of Lifesong Records
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Don't buy it on DVD without knowing what it is about
9 March 2008 | by max-562See all my reviews

A box showing current Denzel Washinton with an automatic gun and a synopsis that let's you expect a film like Man on Fire looked promising.

But despite what the cover promises, you end up with a badly dubbed (at least German version) below standard lawyer TV film without any surprises or tension. Denzel Washington appears for just a few scenes, playing a overburdened attorney without the possibility to show his brilliancy as actor and the rest of the cast is acting uninspired either.

Granted, for a 80s TV film, it might not be that bad, and without the feeling of being cheated to buy it, but watching it on TV on a very boring day, the rating would be a 3 out of 10. Given the circumstances, this shameless attempt to get another buck out of a low budget production deserves the worst rating of all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1,9 promille See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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