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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)

Not Rated
TV Movie | 134 min | Drama

An Arab terrorist is smuggled out of West Beirut by American secret forces, he is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and killing five innocent people including a five-year-old child. An unprecedented trial commences as he is charged ...See moreAn Arab terrorist is smuggled out of West Beirut by American secret forces, he is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and killing five innocent people including a five-year-old child. An unprecedented trial commences as he is charged under a new Federal statute declaring murder of American civilians overseas a felony. Resnick, a Law Professor at a prestigious university hasn't fought a case in years. But he is one of the all time best defense lawyers in the country. He hesitantly takes the case. A battle between two of the most brilliant legal minds in the country gets underway in a trial intended as a showcase for American justice. Written by Anonymous See less
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Jeffrey Jur (as Jeff Jur)
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Eric A. Sears (as Eric Sears)
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Jan 10, 1988 (United States)

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Sam Waterston
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Ron Leibman
Simon Resnick Simon Resnick   See fewer
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Robert Davi
Salim Ajami Salim Ajami   See fewer
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Tandy Tandy   See fewer
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Jo Henderson
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Nancy Stephens
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Catlett Catlett   See fewer
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Shoop (as George D. Wallace) Shoop (as George D. Wallace)   See fewer
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J.E. Freeman
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Gary Hershberger
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Kate Hopkins
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Patrick Johnston
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William Wallace Ward III
Jeff Larkin (as William Ward) Jeff Larkin (as William Ward)   See fewer
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Terrorist (uncredited) Terrorist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Special Forces Sgt. Bennett (uncredited) Special Forces Sgt. Bennett (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 132 votes