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The Burden of Proof (1992)





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This made-for-TV movie was originally offered in two parts under the title Scott Turow's Burden of Proof. Adapted by John Gay from Turow's bestselling novel, the film stars Hector Elizondo as defense attorney Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, the same character played by Raul Julia in the 1990 cinemazation of Turow's Presumed Innocent. This time, Stern's private and professional life have merged, as he investigates the suspicious suicide of his wife. He also comes to the aid of his rather unsavory brother-in-law Dixon Hartnell, a commodities broker who is under federal investigation. Hartnell is played by Brian Dennehy, who also appeared in Presumed Innocent, albeit in a different role. Part One of Burden of Proof first aired February 9, 1992; Part Two, wherein Sandy Stern is confronted with numbing revelations of sexual and economic misconduct, was telecast February 10.


Hector Elizondo
as Alejandro `Sandy' Stern
Brian Dennehy
as Dixon Hartnell
Mel Harris
as Sonia Klonsky
Stefanie Powers
as Helen Dudak
Adrienne Barbeau
as Silvia Hartnell
Concetta Tomei
as Clara Stern
Anne Marie Bobby
as Marta Stern
Anne Bobby
as Marta Stern
Victoria Principal
as Margy Allison
Gail Strickland
as Fiona Cawley
Chelcie Ross
as Dr. Nate Cawley
Kerri Green
as Kate Granum
Nora Denney
as Waitress
William Kuhlke
as Cal Hopkinson
Neal McDonough
as John Granum
Timothy Graham
as Lt. Ray Radczyk
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