Hazard's People (1976)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Houseman, taking advantage of the career momentum sparked by his Oscar win for The Paper Chase, does his patented curmudgeon bit in Hazard's People. Housman plays a criminal lawyer described in the promotional ads as "unorthodox," which is TV-ese for "obnoxious." He oversees three good-looking younger attorneys: one genius (John Elerick), one jock (Roger Hill), one feminist (Jesse Welles). The first case on the docket is the defense of a doctor (Michael Tolan) accused of murdering his girl friend. Hazard's People was (as should be obvious by now) a pilot film for an unsold John Houseman series.




lawyer, doctor, mistress, murder-trial