Production Information[edit | edit source]
|Aired: January 12th, 1986|
|Teleplay by: Paul Savage
Story by: Scott Shepherd
|Directed By: Seymour Robbie|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
Summary[edit | edit source]
It's a bad day for the jurors when Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
The plot is inspired by the film 12 Angry Men (1957).
Last acting performance of Tom Ewell.
First episode with two murders in which both of them were committed by two different people.
Victim(s): Stephanie Reynolds & Cliff Anderson.
Cause of death: Smothering with a pillow; blunt force trauma from fireplace poker.
Motive: To continue his affair with Becky and not divorce his wife, therefore keeping her money; self-defense.
Goofs[edit | edit source]
Basic EMT protocol is to never move a victim of trauma without first installing a cervical collar (neck brace). This is always done before placing victims on a backboard.
Starring[edit | edit source]
Regular Cast[edit | edit source]
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
David Ackroyd as A.D.A.Tom Casselli
Tony Bill as Mark Lee Reynolds
Virginia Capers as Margo Webster
MacDonald Carey as Oscar Ramsey
Doran Clark as Becky Anderson
Jon Cypher as Max Flynn
Gene Evans as Otto Fry
Tom Ewell as Josh Corbin
Gary Frank as Lee Callahan
Arlene Golonka as Sally Conover
Alan Hale as Fenton Harris
Lenore Kasdorf as Ally Collins
Vicki Lawrence as Jackie MacKay
Allan Miller as Frank Lord
Brock Peters as Thornton Bentley
Richard Sanders as Gerald Richard
Gregory Walcott as Willie Patchecki