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Reckless Disregard (1986)

Meredith Craig is lawyer who has a small practice. She is then approached by a Dr. Lucas who is a doctor at a clinic, who was exposed on a television news program as writing prescriptions ... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writer:

Charles S. Haas (as Charlie Haas)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tess Harper ... Meredith Craig
Leslie Nielsen ... Bob Franklin
Ronny Cox ... Dan Leone
Henry Ramer ... Jack Coburn
Kate Lynch ... Lauren Gartner
Sean McCann ... Harold Stern
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Abbott Roger Abbott ... Chubby Man
Frank Adamson ... Dr. Edward Lucas
Matsu Anderson Matsu Anderson ... Reporter #5
Garfield Andrews Garfield Andrews ... Dr. Peterman
Joanne Bates Joanne Bates ... Mary
Glenn Beck ... Pharmacist
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Jury Foreman
Richard Comar Richard Comar ... Steve Beller
Grant Cowan ... Handwriting Expert
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Meredith Craig is lawyer who has a small practice. She is then approached by a Dr. Lucas who is a doctor at a clinic, who was exposed on a television news program as writing prescriptions for drugs in exchange for money. He says that he is innocent and asks Meredith to file a lawsuit against the program and its staff. Can a small lawyer beat a big television network? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy per See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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As Good as Its Gets for a TV Production
15 July 2000 | by Jimbo-96See all my reviews

The U.S. has way too much litigation that acts as a hidden tax for everyone who buys goods and services. Lawyers are scum. So perhaps it is best that this TV gem has rarely been scene. I hate to see lawyers favorably depicted. Despite my bias, this was an easy to like film because it exposes the shotgun TV news magazine approach that is usually all style and sizzle, but lacking in substance. Leslie Nielsen plays it straight (no comedy) as the TV personality being sued by a doctor plaintiff. Tess Harper plays the shopping mall based lawyer, seemingly not in the same league as attorneys for the powerful news network. The deck is stacked against the establishment. If you liked Paul Newman's "Verdict", as I did, you will like this similar film.


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