The Law (1974 film)

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The Law
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Promotional photo
Genre Crime, drama
Written by Joel Oliansky (story, teleplay)
William Sackheim (story)
Directed by John Badham
Starring Judd Hirsch
John Beck
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) William Sackheim
Michael Rhodes
Cinematography Michael D. Margulies
Editor(s) Frank Morriss
Running time 124 minutes
Production company(s) Universal Television
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release October 22, 1974

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.[1]


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


1975 miniseries[edit]

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


  1. ^ Terry White Justice Denoted: The Legal Thriller in American, British, and ...- 2003 0313303010 "Oliansky, Joel, and William Sackheim. The Law. ... Oliansky and Sackheim collaborated on the original story from an original idea. (See the ... Judd Hirsch (as the criminal defense attorney), John Beck, Bonnie Franklin, and Gary Busey."

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