TV Movie | | Drama
Mallory defends the nephew of a businessman arrested for taking his car. The boy kills an inmate for trying to sexually abuse him. Mallory must defend the boy, while fighting a corrupt DA's office who want him to lose the case.
The nephew was played by Mark Hamill who even then was already enormously respected for his talent, good-nature, professionalism and non-ego humility. He was hanging out in writer Tom Greene's office at Universal one day after shooting and had a concerned look on his face. He told Greene that he had just been offered a job on a "Flash Gordon-type" sci-fi movie. At the time this genre of movies had not been tired in years, and was not considered box office. He had just complete a series of highly successful movies of the week and felt his career was really on the up-swing and wondered if leaving that to do this movie would kill his momentum. Greene told him that at least it was being directed by one of the coolest and talented young directors who had just made two of the best films of the early 1970's: "THX" and "American Graffiti", and besides, he'd have an all-expense trip to London! How bad could that be. If the movie bombed and no one saw it, he could always come back and continue making TV movies. Although Greene didn't feel that his comments had any influence whatsoever on Hamill's final decision, he still thinks it's neat that he was, in a way, able to experience the very beginning of what became movie making history for the now legendary Hamill and wonders what the world of cinema would be like if he decided not to take the movie role.