The Law (1974 film)

The Law
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Written byJoel Oliansky (story, teleplay)
William Sackheim (story)
Directed byJohn Badham
StarringJudd Hirsch
John Beck
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersWilliam Sackheim
Michael Rhodes
CinematographyMichael D. Margulies
EditorFrank Morriss
Running time124 minutes
Production companyUniversal Television
Original release
ReleaseOctober 22, 1974 (1974-10-22)

The Law is a 1974 Universal Television made-for-television film directed by John Badham starring Judd Hirsch as defense attorney Murray Stone with John Beck, Bonnie Franklin and Gary Busey.


The workings of a big city's legal system are seen through the eyes of people involved in a sensational murder trial.


1975 miniseries

A 1975 TV miniseries of three further hour-long episodes was created for Hirsch's character, each directed by writer Joel Oliansky:

  • "Complaint Amended", March 19, 1975
  • "Prior Consent", March 26, 1975
  • "Special Circumstances", April 16, 1975

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