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'A Case of Deadly Force
Genre Drama
Directed by Michael Miller
Starring Richard Crenna
John Shea
Francis X. McCarthy
Dylan Baker
Country of origin USA
Running time 95 min

A Case of Deadly Force is a drama TV show that was released 9 April 1986. The show was shot in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, starring Richard Crenna, John Shea and Dylan Baker.


Fact-based story about a 1975 cover-up of a shooting by two white members of the Boston Tactical Unit. While on stakeout on a suspected getaway car used in an armed robbery, the two gunned down a black man who entered the car. The two claimed the man had a gun and they shot in self-defense. Police investigation decided it was a rightful shooting. The man's widow (Lorraine Toussaint) knew her husband would not be carrying a weapon and became determined to prove her husband's innocence. She hired a former cop (Richard Crenna) who had become a lawyer to prove her case. Working with his four sons (John Shea, Tate Donovan, Tom Isbell, & Dylan Baker), the lawyer team takes on the police force in what eventually proved to be a landmark legal decision.

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