TV Movie | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Twenty years after being cleared in the death of his mistress, Judge Rusty Sabich is charged with the murder of his late wife. During the trial, a secret affair from Rusty's recent past ... See full summary »
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Mike Robe also directed The Burden of Proof (1992), which was also a sequel to Presumed Innocent (1990), but which focused on the character Sandy Stern, played in that film by Hector Elizondo and this film by Alfred Molina. The characters of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto did not appear in that film, but Brian Dennehy, who had played Raymond Horgan in Presumed Innocent (1990), appeared in a different role.
Rusty Sabich is a head appellate judge, ruling on an appeal by a convicted murderer that he prosecuted. In real life, he should have recused (removed) himself from the case or the convicts appellate lawyers should have filed to have him removed from hearing the appeal. Either way he should not have been presiding over this case as he was personally involved.
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