Right to Kill?
|Right to Kill?|
|Screenplay by||Joyce Eliason|
|Directed by||John Erman|
|Music by||Paul Chihara|
|Country of origin||United States|
Elizabeth Monk Daley
|Running time||100 min.|
|Production company(s)||Wyre/Konigsberg Productions
Taper Media Enterprises
Right to Kill? is a 1985 American dramatic television film directed by John Erman and written by Joyce Eliason. It is based on a true story of two teens living in Wyoming, Richard Jahnke and Deborah Jahnke, who were charged for the killing of their psychotically abusive father, Richard Jahnke, Sr.
The made-for-TV movie was filmed at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas in 1985 and aired nationally on May 22, 1985, on ABC. The film's leading actors were Frederic Forrest (Oscar-nominated for The Rose in 1979) and Justine Bateman, who was nominated for an Emmy for playing the role of an emotionally and physically abused daughter in this movie.
The movie was a success but it was not released on video in the United States. Some of the acting cast were: Frederic Forrest, Christopher Collet, Karmin Murcelo, Justine Bateman, Ann Wedgeworth & J. T. Walsh.
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