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The Jordan Chance (1978)

Burr plays Frank Jordan, a man who was wrongfully imprisoned. Upon his release he becomes a lawyer and establishes the Jordan Foundation, whose goal is to give the wrongfully imprisoned, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules Irving

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Stephen J. Cannell (teleplay), Roy Huggins (story) (as John Thomas James) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Frank Jordan
Ted Shackelford ... Brian Klosky
James Canning ... Jimmy Foster
Jeannie Fitzsimmons Jeannie Fitzsimmons ... Karen Wagner
John McIntire ... Jasper Colton
Peter Haskell ... Lee Southerland
Maria Elena Cordero Maria Elena Cordero ... Elena Delgado (as Maria-Elena Cordero)
Gerald McRaney ... Sid Burton
Stella Stevens ... Verna Stewart
George DiCenzo ... Sheriff DeVega
John Dennis Johnston ... Lew Mayfield
Grant Owens Grant Owens ... Mike Anderson
Michael Dan Wagner Michael Dan Wagner ... Judge Miller
Walt Davis Walt Davis ... Ted Teeton
Rod Haase Rod Haase ... Terry Prescott
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Burr plays Frank Jordan, a man who was wrongfully imprisoned. Upon his release he becomes a lawyer and establishes the Jordan Foundation, whose goal is to give the wrongfully imprisoned, one last chance at absolution. And when a young girl who has been imprisoned for four years, he sets out to vindicate her but gets a lot of opposition from the police chief who was one of the arresting officers four years ago. Written by <rcs4811@yehey.com>

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A chance at redemption
20 April 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Raymond Burr stars in The Jordan Chance, a made for TV film that looks like a failed pilot for another TV series. In this he's a lawyer who heads a foundation which offers wrongly convicted prisoners a chance at redemption.

Like in Ironside, Burr has a picked staff to assist that consists of Ted Shackleford, James Canning, and Jeanie Fitzsimmons. In this film they are helping Maria Elena Cordero who has been imprisoned for a murder she didn't commit. for four years.

Law enforcement is the person of George DiCenzo is downright hostile, in fact Burr's hotel room is bugged. He and his team get roughed up a bit. Who's behind it all is former sheriff John McIntire who has a vested interest in the coverup. There's another strong performance from Stella Stevens as the victim's widow who also has the town jumping.

This might have been an interesting series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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