Hellinger's Law (1980)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In his first major TV project since Kojak, Telly Savalas stars as maverick Philadelphia criminal lawyer Nick Hellinger. He heads to Houston to defend a syndicate accountant accused of murder. The government seems inordinately interested in the case, as well it should be: The accountant is actually an undercover agent. Mob boss (Rod Taylor) also puts pressure on Hellinger in regards to the case. Hellinger's Law was the pilot for a series that looked as though it was an easy sell; but when it came down to the line, CBS, despite allegedly ordering several scripts to be written, decided not to go with the show.



lawyer, murder-trial, mob-boss, undercover