L.A. Law: The Movie

L.A. Law: The Movie
Also known as 'L.A. Law: Return to Justice'
Genre Drama, reunion
Written by William M. Finkelstein
Directed by Michael Schultz
Starring See cast and crew
Theme music composer Mike Post
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) David Madden
Producer(s) Phillip M. Goldfarb
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cinematography Robert Seaman
Editor(s) Lori Jane Coleman
Running time 120 min
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release May 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
Related shows L.A. Law

L.A. Law: The Movie is a 2002 American made-for-television drama film based on the 1986–1994 television series L.A. Law which reunited most of the original cast, except for prominent cast members who did not return including Blair Underwood (Jonathan Rollins), Jimmy Smits (Victor Sifuentes), Amanda Donohoe (C.J. Lamb) and John Spencer (Tommy Mullaney). The film originally aired on NBC on May 12, 2002.[1]

The film's initial working title was L.A. Law: Return To Justice.


In the eight years since the series ended, founding senior partner Leland McKenzie has retired and left Douglas Brackman Jr. as the senior managing partner. New employees to the firm are Brackman's over-achieving son, Jason, who's at odds with his father, and ambitious, conniving associate Chloe Carpenter, who's at odds with others. Former partner Michael Kuzak, now retired and a successful restaurant owner, is called back to help stop the impending execution of a former client. The opposing counsel is Kuzak's old flame Grace Van Owen, who had since been elected District Attorney. Meanwhile, divorce lawyer Arnie Becker deals with a really tough divorce: his own. Arnie's estranged young wife has hired former McKenzie Brackman lawyer Abby Perkins. Office manager Roxanne Melman deals with her ex-husband, Dave Meyer, who claims that he's dying and wants to spend some quality time with her. Also, married partners Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz find themselves the victims of a scam artist.

Continuity Errors - Roxanne and Tommy's daughter who was Casey in the series, is now named "Maddie."

Cast and crew


  1. TV Guide May 11-17 2002. p. 42.
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