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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tim Bagley ...  Gregg Willis 5 episodes, 2002
Robin Thomas ...  Andrew Loesch 5 episodes, 2002
Alfred Dennis ...  Justice Bernstein 4 episodes, 2002
Harry Northup ...  Justice Fitzsimmons 4 episodes, 2002
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ...  Justice Shays 4 episodes, 2002
Edmund L. Shaff Edmund L. Shaff ...  Justice Riddle 4 episodes, 2002
Brenda Strong ...  Marsha Palmer 4 episodes, 2002
Josh Radnor ...  Dylan Hirsch 3 episodes, 2002
Sally Field ...  Justice Kate Nolan 3 episodes, 2002
Elisabeth Harmon-Haid ...  Amy, Chief Townsend's Secretary 3 episodes, 2002
Xander Berkeley ...  Keith Nolan 3 episodes
Jennifer Aspen ...  Emily 2 episodes, 2002
Christopher Grove ...  Peter Rubin 2 episodes, 2002
Sean Moran Sean Moran ...  Van Skoyk's buddy 2 episodes, 2002
Mark McCracken ...  Technical Director 2 episodes
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Behind the most important cases in the justice system is the best kept secret in America.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Six episodes of this series were produced but only three were aired. See more »

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Judging Sally
12 April 2002 | by mercutio24See all my reviews

I agree 100% with Mr. Leone's compare-and-contrast review of this show and "First Monday" (2002). IANAL, but even as a layperson I can tell that FM thoroughly sacrifices legal accuracy for maudlin melodrama. I'm sure The Court doesn't get things precisely right law-wise either, but it seems like they're at least striving for realism, and unlike FM, they haven't pulled any stunts so far that I can point at and laugh at as being completely off-the-wall.

I too had a healthy dose of skepticism upon first viewing TC, but I've been suitably impressed so far. There have been a few hokey moments (scenes with Field's character and the weepy bleeding-heart clerk for instance) but overall, the performances and presentation have been subtle, restrained, and intelligent. My overall impression is similar to my feelings about executive producer Carol Flint's other venture, "ER" (1994): while this show isn't completely free of the contrivance and tear-jerkiness endemic to all television dramas, the overall quality is such that I'm willing to overlook a few peccadilloes.

Kudos in particular to Chris Sarandon for his work. He does a wonderful job of straightforwardly playing a character that in the wrong hands could have been reduced to sappy saccharine.


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