When Justice Fails

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"Some words are never spoken. Some murders never solved."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.6  (457)

When Justice Fails is a 1999 film that follows the story of Frank Darnell, played by Jeff Fahey, a police officer who becomes a victim of the system he has been serving. Darnell is arrested and charged with murder while trying to bring down a notorious drug lord. He is sent to prison, where he has a hard time adjusting to his new surroundings, and his relationships with his wife, son, and fellow officers suffer as a result.

Things take a turn for the worse when Darnell's cellmate is killed, and he is blamed for it. The corrupt prison warden, played by Carl Marotte, has it out for Darnell and wants to make him pay for trying to expose the corruption within the jail. Despite being innocent, Darnell is sentenced to death, and it seems like there is no way out.

However, a chance encounter with a deaf lawyer named Maria, played by Marlee Matlin, gives Darnell some hope. Maria believes that Darnell is innocent and decides to take on his case, even though she has never worked on a criminal case before. Maria is determined to prove Darnell's innocence and bring the real culprit to justice.

As Maria delves deeper into the case, she uncovers a series of shocking revelations about the corruption within the prison system and the drug lord that Darnell was trying to bring down. She meets with the witnesses who were used to convict Darnell and discovers that they were coerced into testifying against him. Maria collects evidence that suggests the real killer was a fellow inmate who was working for the drug lord.

With her newfound evidence, Maria goes to court to prove Darnell's innocence. She argues passionately that he is a victim of the corrupt prison system and that the prosecution's case is built on hearsay and unreliable witnesses. However, the prosecutor does not go down without a fight, making the case anything but straightforward.

The film's climax is a tense, edge-of-your-seat courtroom battle, where Maria tries to convince the jury of Darnell's innocence, while the prosecutor tries to prove that he's guilty. The film is a powerful commentary on the justice system, highlighting how easily an innocent man can become trapped within it, and how hard it is for someone trying to reveal the truth to win against corruption.

In conclusion, When Justice Fails is a gripping legal thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It has a great cast, with performances from Jeff Fahey, Carl Marotte, and Marlee Matlin. The movie is a thought-provoking and powerful commentary on the justice system, highlighting the corruption that can seep in and how hard it is for someone trying to reveal the truth to win against it.

When Justice Fails is a 1999 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    4.6  (457)