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Criminal Justice is a 1990 American drama film written and directed by Andy Wolk. The film stars Forest Whitaker, Anthony LaPaglia, Rosie Perez, Jennifer Grey, Tony Todd and Saundra McClain. The film premiered on HBO on September 8, 1990.[1][2][3]

Criminal Justice
Written byAndy Wolk
Directed byAndy Wolk
StarringForest Whitaker
Anthony LaPaglia
Rosie Perez
Jennifer Grey
Tony Todd
Saundra McClain
Composer(s)Elliot Goldenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Michael Nozik
CinematographySteven Fierberg
Editor(s)Katherine Wenning
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Elysian Films
HBO Showcase
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)




  • Forest Whitaker as Jessie Williams
  • Anthony LaPaglia as David Ringel
  • Rosie Perez as Denise Moore
  • Jennifer Grey as Liz Carter
  • Tony Todd as Detective Riley
  • Saundra McClain as Loretta Charles
  • Joe Lisi as Detective Lane
  • Stephen Pearlman as Judge Ratner
  • William Cameron as Mitchell
  • Chuck Cooper as Judge Whitney
  • Bill Dalzell as Ratner's Clerk
  • Charles Sanders as A.D.A. Crosley
  • Don Brockett as Judge Mulino
  • Rick Applegate as A.D.A. Matson
  • Ro'ee Levi as T.N.T. Officer Rivers
  • Benjamin J. Cain Jr. as P.J
  • Jacquay L. McCall as Jessie's Son
  • Yancey Arias as Raymond Alvarez
  • Marc Field as Ratner's Law Secretary
  • Patricia Hicok as Juror Carson
  • Lonzo Green as Juror Evans
  • Ellsworth Gearinger as Juror Hughs
  • Etta Cox as Juror Gibson
  • Peter Wolk as Weiss


  1. ^ Ken Tucker (1990-09-07). "Criminal Justice". Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  2. ^ David Hiltbrand (1990-09-10). "Picks and Pans Review: Criminal Justice". Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  3. ^ Margolick, David (1990-09-02). "TELEVISION - This Courtroom Is a Long Way From 'L.A. Law'". Retrieved 2017-12-17.

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