A washed up criminal lawyer gives up alcohol and drugs and commits to appealing the death row sentence of a man wrongfully accused of killing his wife and children.

Life in the Balance

Thriller | 2001

Cast

Bo Derek, Bruce Boxleitner

Synopsis

A washed up criminal lawyer gives up alcohol and drugs and commits to appealing the death row sentence of a man wrongfully accused of killing his wife and children. Fueled by her discoveries, the lawyer’s passion for law is rekindled but the quest to save the inmate becomes personal and, as more evidence surrounding the case is disclosed, the lines between lawyer and client become blurred. Is he an innocent man? Or has a maniacal killer managed to manipulate the evidence?

Producers

Kim Berlin, Susan Cooper, William R. Mariani, Kristine Michaels, Franca Visconti

Director

Adam Weissman