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Steve Martini's The Judge

4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Edward James Olmos, Chris Noth. When a hated judge is charged with murder, he turns to the lawyer with the most reason to despise him for a defense. Ethics and personalities collide in this intense drama, but will true justice be served? 2001/color/3 hrs/NR/fullscreen.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Lolita Davidovich, Charles Durning, Edward James Olmos, Chris Noth
  • Directors: Mick Garris
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Echo Bridge
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AGTQ0Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,278 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By F. E. Coffing on September 11, 2005
Format: DVD
For persons who love watching Chris Noth in the LAW & ORDER TV series, you will like this movie. Chris Noth plays a struggling, honest attorney with a small law firm. Trying to build himself and his firm, he works hard and ends up confronting THE JUDGE (Edward James Olmos) in a trial trying to defend an honest person. THE JUDGE throws Chris in jail for contempt of court. Rather then give up his principles, he refuses to apologize and stays in jail to serve his time. There is much corruption in both city offices and in the police department. THE JUDGE is set up, in order to try to get him removed from the bench and disbarred. The police department is particularly racist and THE JUDGE is of latino parentage. Finding no one who will plead his case, Edward James Olmos is forced to go to the only firm who will take his case. Chris Noth is a attorney at this firm. Christ does not like this man because he is the judge that would not be fair, and also threw him in jail for contempt of court. Chris Noth's boss, does request that Chris handle the case......from here on you will see Chris at his finest and performances from both men are excellent. This mini series is an excellent purchase for those who like court drama and are fans of both Chris Noth and Edward James Olmos.
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I really enjoy this movie, perhaps because I like Chris Noth and Lolita Davidovich so much. The two play a pair of lawyers defending a judge against a murder charge. It is suspected that the judge was framed by the police, becuase he had been spearheading a grand jury investigation against them for misconduct.

There are lots of surprising discoveries made throughout the trial, as it seems everyone has secrets to hide (including the defense lawyers who are the good guys in this movie!).

This is a long movie (3 hours or so?) but really enjoyable and for the $6.99 Amazon price, it is well worth it! If you like courtroom dramas, I'm pretty sure you'll like this.
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Put this in to watch (11:30PM) while waiting for a call from my daughter who was driving a long distance late at night headed home. Finally ended movie about 2:30AM. Had no idea what to expect but this held me every minute. I can usually figure out who "did it", but was so surprised at the ending--not at all anyone I was thinking was guilty. Had never heard of this movie before--bought it for the actors who were in it. Some actors you can count on in a movie--always putting out a great one while others are so-so & you might not buy it unless you knew the film. If you get this I think you'll be surprised by the ending too.
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I bought this because Chris Noth and Edward James Olmos, two of my favorites, are in it. I love it! I was very pleasantly surprised by Noth's performance. I have seen him do some roles that were not particularly impressive. However, I can recommend this movie without reservation. Even though it's about 3 hours (it was two parts on TV), I didn't get tired of it. Sometimes I can't last through an entire movie if it's too long.
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Steve Martini's book, The Judge, is one of his best. It has a good plot and interesting characters -- especially The Coconut, a Mexican-American Judge (Brown on the outside, White on the inside). When I read the book, I was so interested in The Coconut that I would keep skipping ahead to see what he would do next. The movie has Edward James Olmos playing The Coconut perfectly and Chris Noth playing Martini's series hero, Paul Madriani. He, too, delivers an excellent performance. With two actors of this caliber, why on earth did they cast Lolita Davidovich as Lenore Goya, an ex D.A. who joins Madriani's team and becomes his love interest. Davidovich is, IMHO, a much overrated actress, and in this mini-series she delivers a wooden performance that is painful to watch. She's bad enough that I'm knocking my rating down from five stars to three.
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By MVG on February 13, 2013
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Half way through this epic length ("mini-series") the credits started to role and I was on the edge of my seat thinking 'WHAT!?" Then 'part two' started! I am not sure if I missed it but seems to me it should be more clearly posted some where that this is a two part made for tv movie and yes, you get both parts. Everyone in this movie is so good and I purchased it to add to my Chris Noth collection. I was NOT disappointed. If you read the book, you'll like this movie, and if you haven't you just might want to after you watch it.
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Came on time and showed very clear, great story line and will purchase the like soon. Must look for more dvd's with this title.
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