Full Cast & Crew - Criminal Law (1988)
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Criminal Law (1988)

Genres: Crime, Thriller

Taglines: "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster." - Nietzsche.

Director: Martin Campbell

Writers: Mark Kasdan

Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young, ...

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he agrees to again defend him... much to the consternation of his friends. However, he explains that by being his attorney he will be better able to catch the man in a mistake... and on this the rest of the film develops, with the killer playing a cat and mouse game with the attorney until, at last, they both must recognize that they are not all that different.


Martin Campbell


Mark Kasdan (writer)


John Daly executive producer
Derek Gibson executive producer
Ken Gord co-producer
Hilary Heath producer
Robert K. MacLean producer (as Robert MacLean)


Gary Oldman Ben Chase
Kevin Bacon Martin Thiel
Tess Harper Det. Stillwell
Karen Young Ellen Faulkner
Joe Don Baker Det. Mesel
Sean McCann Jacob Fischer
Ron Lea Gary Hull
Michael Sinelnikoff Prof. Clemens
Karen Woolridge Claudia Curwen (as Karen Wooldridge)
Ali Giron Isabel Fuertes
Rob Roy Ethan Parks
Terrence Labrosse Judge (as Terrence La Brosse)
Barbara Jones Sandra Massina (as Barbara Ann Jones)
Jeannie Walker Mrs. Monroe
Tyrone Benskin Jackson
Johnny Cuthbert Hal Keeter (as Jon Cuthbert)
Claire Rodger Thiel Nurse
Rebecca Hall Grade teacher
Tracy Ray Janet
Bill Haughland Newscaster
Howard Schwartz Newscaster
Mitzumi Takahashi Newscaster
Carolyn Davine Law secretary
Ilana Linden Frowning woman
Andrew Johnston Cop Tony
Anna MacCormack Clinic receptionist
Irene Kessler Librarian Peggy
James Rae Reporter
David Gow Reporter
Susan Glover Reporter
Richard Jutras Reporter
Aidan Devine Reporter
Robert Parson Reporter
Sam LeMarquand Reporter (as Sam Le Marquand)
Lois Dellar Reporter
Linda Rona Reporter
Mike Bucci Reporter
Elizabeth Shepherd Dr.Sybil Thiel