adapted as "The Judge"
A Paul Madriani Mystery (4th in series)
Published: January 1996
Synopsis: Judge Armanda "the Coconut" Acosta is arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute in a sting operation for "johns," and few -- including attorney Paul Madriani, who has a long history of enmity with the judge -- are sympathetic. When the young female decoy who snared the judge is found brutally murdered, Acosta is the prime suspect.
Abandoned by his friends, Acosta asks Paul to save his career from impending doom. Paul is reluctant, but when Acosta's original defense lawyer is forced off the case by a zealous district attorney looking for revenge, Paul steps forward to defend the judge. With his client now charged with murder, Paul faces the most daunting, disturbing, and complex case of his career.
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Mick Garris, Director
Original air date(s): 05/06/2001
DVD release date: 09/20/2005
Cast: Paul Madriani (Chris Noth), Judge Armando Acosta (Edward James Olmos), Catherine Rosetti (Lolita Davidovich), Judge Harlan Radovich (Charles Durning), Coleman Kline (John Terry), Harry Hobbs (Mark Blum), Brittany Hill (Heidi Mark), Gus Lano (Peter MacNeill), Lily Acosta (Sonia Braga), Tony Rosetti (Alec McClure)
Rating: Not Rated
Running time: 180 minutes
Originally aired as a two-part miniseries over two consecutive nights.
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