In the Name of the People (2000 film)

In the Name of the People is an American television movie drama. It was released in 2000 by CBS Productions and Jaffe/Braunstein Films. The movie was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was based on the play by Tim Boland.[1]

In the Name of the People
Directed byPeter Levin
Produced byLisa Richardson
Written byTim Boland
Richard Leder
StarringAmy Madigan
Richard Thomas
Scott Bakula
Music byMark Snow
CinematographyNikos Evdemon
Edited byRon Yoshida
Distributed byCBS (USA)
Release date
  • February 2, 2000 (2000-02-02) (TV)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


The movie focuses on the Murphy family, whose daughter was murdered by John Burke. Sentenced to death, the man realises that his daughter will become an orphan. Unexpectedly he asks the Murphys to care for her.


  • Amy Madigan as Connie Murphy
  • Richard Thomas as Jack Murphy
  • Kimberley Warnat as Jenny Murphy
  • Samantha Joy as Young Jenny Murphy
  • Scott Bakula as John Burke
  • Robin Anne Phipps as Lisa Burke
  • Mary Black as Lynette Burke
  • Gillian Barber as Counselor
  • Robert Wisden as DA Paul McMillan
  • Mark Mullan as Cruel child #1
  • Hailey Jenkins as Cruel child #2
  • Clay St. Thomas as Reporter
  • Max Teichman as Teacher
  • Guy Villeneuve as Reporter
  • Bonnie Smart as Secretary
  • Cameron K. Smith as Death Penalty Protester


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