A judge is accused of murder and hires an unorthadox attorney who he's often at odds with to lead his defense.
Edward James Olmos plays the accused, Judge Armando Acosta.
"The Judge" originally aired on May 6, 2001.
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- Sonia Braga plays Edward James Olmos' wife in "The Judge". Braga has also played his wife in "American Family" and Roosters. She was also in "The Burning Season" with EJO.
- The movie is adapted from Steve Martini's novel of the same name.
- 2002 ALMA Awards: Edward James Olmos was nominated for Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries
- 2002 Edward Allan Poe Awards: Nominated for Best Television Feature or Miniseries
"The Judge" is above average television fair, Edward James Olmos' stoic performance reminiscent of Harrison Ford's turn in Presumed Innocent. Throughout most of the movie, you're never really sure if the judge is guilty or not. You don't want him to be, obviously, but there's always a lingering doubt as the story unfolds.
Chris Noth of "Law and Order" fame is solid as the defense attorney, Paul Madriani, and Lolita Davidovich is, as always, more than capable as Catherine Rosetti. Throw in a little Charles Durning as another member of the bench and you've got a great case of entertainment.