Based on a popular television courtroom drama series (1961-65), this Showtime made-for-cable movie returns esteemed actor E.G. Marshall to the role of brilliant lawyer Lawrence Preston. In this episode, Preston teams up with his son, professor of law Don Preston (Beau Bridges) and his niece M. J. (Martha Plimpton) to prove that Michael Lane (John Larroquette) did not murder his daughter's rapist. Unfortunately, Lane, who is glad that the brute is dead, refuses to do anything to help them defend him.