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The Ambush Murders (1982)

The Ambush Murders




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The fact-based TV movie The Ambush Murders was adapted from a book by Ben Bradlee Jr. Dorian Harewood plays an African-American political activist who is loyal to his ideals and faithful to his friends and family. After two white policemen are killed, Harewood is charge with the crime. 49 months and two mistrials later, Harewood remains in prison. When lawyer James Brolin offers his services, Harewood doesn't trust him any more than any of the other self-serving white attorneys who've "helped" him in the past. But Brolin digs a little deeper than his predecessors, uncovering facts and evidence that may at long last spring his client. Ambush Murders was first telecast January 5, 1982.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Tony Kayden
Charles Fries Productions


James Brolin
as Paul Marshall
Dorian Harewood
as Ray Ellsworth
Alfre Woodard
as Kariha Ellsworth
Louis Giambalvo
as Glenn Landis
John McLiam
as Judge Collier
Amy Madigan
as Molly Slavin
John Calvin
as Dennis Dowie
John Diehl
as Ferguson
Woody Eney
as Bishop
Harry Caesar
as Emmett Medford
Michael Catlin
as Ben Martenson
Nathan Cook
as Gordon Steele
Erica Hope
as Joanie Hoyt
John Dennis Johnston
as Lionel Borland
James Keane
as Lambert
Gene Ross
as Roberts
Marc Vahanian
as Adam Gibbs
Warren Munson
as Judge Liebman
Earl Finn
as Deputy
Ken Magee
as Marshal
Vivian Brown
as Jury Forewoman
Richard Crystal
as Desk Sergeant
Ken Hixon
as Reporter #2
Grand L. Bush
as Elton Wardell
Frances Williams
as Emily Tyson
Gene Ross
as Roberts
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