The Whole World Is Watching (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Whole World Is Watching is a TV movie starring Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella and James Farentino as a high-profile law partnership. They take on the case of student activist Rick Ely, who is accused of killing a campus cop during a riot. Basking in the publicity for his cause, Ely refuses to take the stand in his own defense. This leaves the lawyers but one alternative: to locate the only eyewitness, another radical with reasons of his own for keeping silent. Taking hold of a hot issue and provocative title, The Whole World Is Watching cops out by trying too hard to be fair to everyone. This film and the subsequent Sound of Anger were both pilot films for The Lawyers one-third of the rotating NBC weekly series The Bold Ones.

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radical, student, campus, riot [uprising], cop-killer, murder-trial, defense-attorney