Shakedown (1988)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Crime Drama, Police Detective Film  |   Release Date - May 6, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this complicated crime drama, Roland Dalton (Peter Weller) is an attorney who must defend a drug dealer who claims he killed in self defense. His worthy opponent is his former flame Susan Cantrell (Patricia Charbonneau), now an effective career-minded prosecuting attorney. Richie Marks (Sam Elliott) is the detective who anticipates that legal prosecution will finally close the book on this case.

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law-enforcement, bad-guy, chase, con/scam, corruption, drugs, good-guy, killing, lawyer, police, shoot-out