Seduction, murder, kidnaping and child abuse: These are some of the major elements at work in the two-part drama "Final Justice".
Based on real events, "Final Justice" (aka "A Matter of Justice") effectively tells the remarkable story of the Brown family. After son Chris (Jason London) joins the Marines at the age of 17, he finds himself under the spell of Dusty (Alexandra Powers), a 24-year-old woman. They quickly marry and conceive a child, Christine.
Not surprisingly, the marriage crumbles almost as fast as it takes Dusty to wiggle into one of her skimpy tube dresses. After this blond bombshell discovers that a dead husband is worth more than a divorced one, her new boyfriend is imprisoned for the murder of her estranged spouse.
But Chris' mother, Mary (Patty Duke), isn't satisfied with just one conviction. She also wants to see Mary incarcerated and Christine wrested from her incompetent hands. What follows are several custody battles, a kidnaping and Mary's undying efforts to see that justice is served despite an inefficient law-enforcement system.
What's most impressive is this drama's ability to piece together a multitude of plot elements and characters into a work that keeps you glued to the TV. As written by Dennis Turner and directed by Mike Switzer, it also captures various moods--from steamy sensuality to familial unrest--in a way that is more artful than obvious.
7 November 1993 (USA)
Also Known As:
A Matter of Justice »
180 min (2 parts)
1.33 : 1