L.A. Law: The Movie

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L.A. Law: The Movie
Also known asL.A. Law: Return to Justice
GenreDrama, reunion
Written by William M. Finkelstein
Directed by Michael Schultz
Theme music composer Mike Post
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerDavid Madden
ProducerPhillip M. Goldfarb
Production locations Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CinematographyRobert Seaman
EditorLori Jane Coleman
Running time120 min
Production company Fox Television Studios
Distributor 20th Television
Original network NBC
Original releaseMay 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
Related shows L.A. Law

L.A. Law: The Movie is a 2002 American made-for-television drama film based on the 1986–1994 television series L.A. Law which reunited most of the original cast, although not all prominent cast members returned, including Blair Underwood (Jonathan Rollins), Jimmy Smits (Victor Sifuentes), Amanda Donohoe (C.J. Lamb) and John Spencer (Tommy Mullaney). The film originally aired on NBC on May 12, 2002. [1]


The film's initial working title was L.A. Law: Return To Justice.


In the eight years since the series ended, founding senior partner Leland McKenzie has retired and left Douglas Brackman Jr. as the senior managing partner. New employees to the firm are Brackman's over-achieving son, Jason, who's at odds with his father, and ambitious, conniving associate Chloe Carpenter, who's at odds with others. Former partner Michael Kuzak, now retired and a successful restaurant owner, is called back to help stop the impending execution of a former client. The opposing counsel is Kuzak's old flame Grace Van Owen, who had since been elected District Attorney. Meanwhile, divorce lawyer Arnie Becker deals with a really tough divorce: his own. Arnie's estranged young wife has hired former McKenzie Brackman lawyer Abby Perkins. Office manager Roxanne Melman deals with her ex-husband, Dave Meyer, who claims that he's dying and wants to spend some quality time with her. Also, married partners Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz find themselves the victims of a scam artist.

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  1. TV Guide May 11-17 2002. p. 42.