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Right to Kill? (1985)





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Christopher Collet stars as real-life teenager Richard Jahnke Jr. in the made-for-TV Right to Kill. After suffering years of torment and abuse from his father (Frederic Forrest), Jahnke can stand no more. Hiding in the closet of his Wyoming home, Jahnke hears the familiar sounds of his father beating his mother. "I just wanted to make him stop," Jahnke later explained to the authorities--after he killed his father with a rifle. Written for television by Joyce Eliason, it initially aired on May 22, 1985


Christopher Collet
as Richard Jahnke Jr.
Frederic Forrest
as Richard Jahnke Sr.
Justine Bateman
as Deborah Jahnke
Karmin Murcelo
as Maria Jahnke
Ann Wedgeworth
as Eve Whitcomb
Terry O'Quinn
as Jim Barrett
Lisa Blake Richards
as Vera Scofield
J.T. Walsh
as Major Vegvary
John M. Jackson
as Social Worker
Norman Bennett
as Detective
Jerry Haynes
as Mr. Harris
Daniel von Bargen
as Det. Roberts
Robert Ginnaven
as Det. Marquez
John Hennigan
as Candy's Father
Norma Moore
as Candys Mother
Gary Moody
as Officer Torgerson
Randy Moore
as Counselor
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