License to Kill (1984 film)

License to Kill is a 1984 television film directed by Jud Taylor. It stars James Farentino and Penny Fuller.[1] It was released on DVD in 2008 by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.

License to Kill
Written byWilliam A. Schwartz
Directed byJud Taylor
StarringJames Farentino
Music byLaurence Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Marian Rees
Producer(s)Dorothea G. Petrie
Anne Hopkins (associate producer)
Production location(s)Dallas
CinematographyRobert C. Jessup
Editor(s)Paul LaMastra
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)D. Petrie Productions
Marian Rees Associates
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJanuary 10, 1984


John and Judith Peterson's world is shattered when their daughter Lynne is killed by a drunk driver the very same day she graduated from high school and received an award for safe driving. John becomes obsessed with seeing Tom Fiske, the arrogant businessman who caused the accident and who shows no remorse, punished for his crime. Fiske hires a crafty defense attorney who delays the trial repeatedly and succeeds in having his blood sample showing his inebriation suppressed as evidence. However dogged prosecutor Martin Sawyer prevails in the end by entering into evidence Fiske's bar bill on the day of accident showing his consumption of martinis as proof of his inebriation. Justice prevails as Fiske is sentenced to prison.



  1. "Synopsis". Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2011-09-10.

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