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Full Synopsis

Maggie Sutter (Marilu Henner) is an indomitable mother dedicated to proving her son Eric (Nick Stahl) did not commit the rape of which he is convicted.

Maggie and her boyfriend David (Matt McCoy) are about to leave without Eric for a dinner reservation one evening when he arrives, out of breath. Later that same night, neighbour Joann Brodsky (Jamie Rose) is brutally attacked and raped in her home by a teenager whom she identifies as Eric. Despite having dinner in a restaurant with his mother and David at the time of the attack, there is a period during which Eric -- known as a brooding teenager prone to disappearing without revealing his whereabouts -- has no alibi.

The next day he is arrested at school, handcuffed, and taken downtown for questioning. Though Eric is released after questioning, the D.A., Niles Brokaw (James Sloyan), is determined to prosecute for political reasons. A warrant is issued for Eric’s arrest.

Maggie finds a lawyer for Eric, and they prepare for the trial. But to Maggie’s dismay, her son is found guilty and sent to prison. Eric, dumfounded and disheartened, blames his mother for not letting him agree to a plea bargain that would have kept him out of prison.

But Maggie, still convinced of Eric’s innocence, is sure that a better lawyer can win her son’s freedom. She hires Dan Pendelton (Barry Corbin), a dynamo of an attorney who helps Maggie understand that now she must prove her son is innocent.

Just as her own courage begins to falter, Maggie uncovers the evidence she needs to exonerate Eric and bring him home.

Programme Information

Aspect Ratio:
120 Mins
Year of Production:
TV Movies
Thriller, Suspense & Crime

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