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    TV or film. Focus on lawyers and courtroom procedure rather than any police investigation attendant thereto.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    TV or film. Focus on lawyers and courtroom procedure rather than any police investigation attendant thereto.
    12 angry men...
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    Originally posted by FMF
    TV or film. Focus on lawyers and courtroom procedure rather than any police investigation attendant thereto.
    Film: Breaker Morant (Australia 1980)

    TV:

    Rumpole of the Bailey (UK 1975-1992)

    Crown Court (UK 1972-1984) - broadcast in the afternoons - used to watch it sometimes when I bunked off school.

    Rake (Australia 2010-2014) The subsequent American version was not as good.
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    The Good Wife is only episodically courtroom, but it brings a fresh air of realism to the genre,
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    Worth a look: "The Grinder". Vacuous celebrity Rob Lowe - who plays a maverick lawyer on a TV show who wins far-fetched cases thanks to ludicrous scripts - returns to the family seat in leafy sleepy suburbia where his fawning dad and down-home-hard-working-epitome-of-non-celebrity brother (Fred Savage) run a family law firm. Rob Lowe thinks his experience as an attorney on TV (where he did not actually understand the lines he said on camera - but with his encyclopedic memory of the plots and cases in all seven series) qualifies him to take over the family law firm. Great idea. Good acting. Chemistry between the two leads and Savage's wife too. Good script. As I say, worth a look.
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    Rumpole of the Bailey
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    Crime of Passion (early 1970s)
    Ironside (also early 1970s)
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    I like Good Wife not at least because of Julianna Magrgulius, hot chaste woman, which is almost impossible combination. The series is (*are?) mixture of "Scandal" as political travesty and "Boston Law" as a court room travesty - in sense that Good Wife is realistic, probably thanks to brothers Scott - now only a brother Scott.

    All previous "serious" court drama series were paraphrases of A Place in the sun, and Raymond Burr played in that film as well as in "Perry Mason" series.
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    19 Oct '15 18:56
    The last series (No.8) of "The Practice" and then "Boston Legal".
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    21 Oct '15 11:06
    Originally posted by FMF
    TV or film. Focus on lawyers and courtroom procedure rather than any police investigation attendant thereto.
    I've never liked courtroom dramas much, but I did enjoy Night Court.
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    21 Oct '15 11:20
    I had a soft spot for "LA Law" in the late 80s but I have a feeling it wouldn't stand the test of time if I were to watch it now as it had a lot of 80s' varnish as I remember it.
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    21 Oct '15 17:00
    When the defendant is being cross examined by the aggressive crown attorney and breaks under his/her persistent questioning, bawling like a baby and to the dismay of his/her defense attorney admits to the crime of indeed stealing the Tootsie Roll.
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    21 Oct '15 20:53
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    gee, guess it would be a long list . . . .
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    Primal Fear was good in my opinion.

    Absence of Malice isn't quite 'court room' but it too is very good.
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    23 Nov '15 10:29
    Originally posted by rookie54
    12 angry men...
    same for me
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