L.A. Law: The Movie
L.A. Law: The Movie is a 2002 American made-for-television drama film based on the 1986–1994 television series L.A. Law which reunited most of the original cast, except for prominent cast members who did not return including Blair Underwood (Jonathan Rollins), Jimmy Smits (Victor Sifuentes), Amanda Donohoe (C.J. Lamb) and John Spencer (Tommy Mullaney). The film originally aired on NBC on May 12, 2002.
|L.A. Law: The Movie|
|Also known as||'L.A. Law: Return to Justice'|
|Written by||William M. Finkelstein|
|Directed by||Michael Schultz|
|Theme music composer||Mike Post|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||David Madden|
|Producer(s)||Phillip M. Goldfarb|
|Production location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Editor(s)||Lori Jane Coleman|
|Running time||120 min|
|Production company(s)||Fox Television Studios|
|Original release||May 12, 2002|
|Related shows||L.A. Law|
The film's initial working title was L.A. Law: Return To Justice.
In the eight years since the series ended, founding senior partner Leland McKenzie has retired and left Douglas Brackman Jr. as the senior managing partner. New employees to the firm are Brackman's over-achieving son, Jason, who's at odds with his father, and ambitious, conniving associate Chloe Carpenter, who's at odds with others. Former partner Michael Kuzak, now retired and a successful restaurant owner, is called back to help stop the impending execution of a former client. The opposing counsel is Kuzak's old flame Grace Van Owen, who had since been elected District Attorney. Meanwhile, divorce lawyer Arnie Becker deals with a really tough divorce: his own. Arnie's estranged young wife has hired former McKenzie Brackman lawyer Abby Perkins. Office manager Roxanne Melman deals with her ex-husband, Dave Meyer, who claims that he's dying and wants to spend some quality time with her. Also, married partners Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz find themselves the victims of a scam artist.
Cast and crew
- Corbin Bernsen - Arnie Becker
- Susan Dey - D.A. Grace Van Owen
- Larry Drake - Benny Stulwicz
- Richard Dysart - Leland McKenzie
- Jill Eikenberry - Ann Kelsey
- Dann Florek - Dave Meyer
- Michele Greene - Abby Perkins
- Harry Hamlin - Michael Kuzak
- Alan Rachins - Douglas Brackman, Jr.
- Susan Ruttan - Roxanne Melman
- Michael Tucker - Stuart Markowitz
- Bruce Davison - Lawrence Diebenkorn
- Steven Williams - Albert Hutchinson
- Gedde Watanabe - Cyril
- Josie Davis - Chloe Carpenter
- Jason Peck - Jason Brackman
- Bruklin Harris - Raylene Hutchinson
- Hrothgar Mathews - Warren
- Claudette Mink - Belinda James
- Ingrid Torrance - Lara Becker
- Kevin McNulty - Max Bettencart
- TV Guide May 11-17 2002. p. 42.