William H. Macy, Tom Selleck, Monica Potter. Scott Turow's bestseller comes to the screen in a riveting miniseries. As an inmate on death row draws close to the date of his execution, a defense lawyer is assigned the daunting task of drafting his final appeal after he uncovers new evidence that may prove him innocent. 2004/color/172 min/NR/fullscreen.
Based on the bestselling novel
by Scott Turow (Presumed Innocent
), Reversible Errors
presents a first-rate cast in a penetrating look at the death penalty. The made-for-TV movie begins in 1991 when small-time thief Rommy "Squirrel" Gandolph (Glen Plummer) is convicted of triple homicide and sentenced to death. Larry Starczek (Tom Selleck), the detective on the case, also happens to be involved with prosecuting attorney Muriel Wynn (Monica Potter). Seven years later, he's still single, she's married, and her old colleague, attorney Arthur Raven (William H. Macy), is assigned to Gandolph's final appeal. Former judge Gillian Sullivan (Felicity Huffman), who presided over Gandolph's trial (and has since done time for bribery) becomes his unlikely ally. The Emmy-winning Selleck (Magnum P.I.
) is in typically fine form, but real-life couple Macy and Huffman steal the show by virtue of the greater complexity of--and chemistry between--their flawed, but noble characters. --Kathleen C. Fennessy