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L.A. Law

The Venus Butterfly (Season 1, Episode 9)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 48 min | Drama

Foster Troutman, a charming polygamist, causes an uproar at the firm over Becker and Markowitz's tax audit case of him and his 11 wives, and he offers Markowtiz a new sexual maneuver on pleasing a woman while Becker is attracted to his ...See moreFoster Troutman, a charming polygamist, causes an uproar at the firm over Becker and Markowitz's tax audit case of him and his 11 wives, and he offers Markowtiz a new sexual maneuver on pleasing a woman while Becker is attracted to his lawyer, Lynette Pierce. Meanwhile, Grace faces the difficult task of prosecuting Christopher Appleton, a gay man afflicted with AIDS, who's accused of the mercy killing his similarly infected lover. Abby faces an agonizing ordeal with Kelsey in search for her son when she receives news of an battered anonymous child's death. The other partners quarrel over who will get Chaney's desirable office, and with a coin toss, Markowitz wins. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
Steven Bochco (created by) | Terry Louise Fisher (created by)
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Robert Harbin (as Robert W. Harbin)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 21, 1986

Release date
Nov 21, 1986 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Harry Hamlin
Michael Kuzak Michael Kuzak   See fewer
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Susan Dey
D.D.A. Grace Van Owen D.D.A. Grace Van Owen   See fewer
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Corbin Bernsen
Arnie Becker Arnie Becker   See fewer
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Jill Eikenberry
Ann Kelsey Ann Kelsey   See fewer
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Alan Rachins
Douglas Brackman, Jr. Douglas Brackman, Jr.   See fewer
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Michele Greene
Abby Perkins Abby Perkins   See fewer
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Jimmy Smits
Victor Sifuentes Victor Sifuentes   See fewer
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Michael Tucker
Stuart Markowitz Stuart Markowitz   See fewer
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Susan Ruttan
Roxanne Melman Roxanne Melman   See fewer
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Richard Dysart
Leland McKenzie Leland McKenzie   See fewer
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Stanley Kamel
Mark Gilliam Mark Gilliam   See fewer
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Peter Frechette
Christopher Appleton Christopher Appleton   See fewer
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Sela Ward
Lynette Pierce Lynette Pierce   See fewer
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Cec Verrell
Angela Sipriano Angela Sipriano   See fewer
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Joe Mays
Foster Troutman Foster Troutman   See fewer
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Lew Palter
Judge Leon Ruben Judge Leon Ruben   See fewer
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Ben Frank
Mr. Walters Mr. Walters   See fewer
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Milt Oberman
Dr. Warren Hensel Dr. Warren Hensel   See fewer
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Felton Perry
Detective Lester Tuttle Detective Lester Tuttle   See fewer
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Edith Fields
Mrs. Cramer Mrs. Cramer   See fewer
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Bobbi Jo Lathan
Mrs. J. Troutman Mrs. J. Troutman   See fewer
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Martina Finch
Mrs. F. Troutman Mrs. F. Troutman   See fewer
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Debbie Zipp
Mrs. E. Troutman Mrs. E. Troutman   See fewer
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James Arone
Dr. Wakeland Dr. Wakeland   See fewer
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Tracee Lyles
Rosemary Beachy Rosemary Beachy   See fewer
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Cary J. Pitts
Jury Foreman (as Cary Pitts) Jury Foreman (as Cary Pitts)   See fewer
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Mary Linda Phillips
Mrs. D. Troutman (as Linda Phillips) Mrs. D. Troutman (as Linda Phillips)   See fewer
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Gloria Rossi
Mrs. C. Troutman Mrs. C. Troutman   See fewer
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Laurel Schaefer
Mrs. G. Troutman Mrs. G. Troutman   See fewer
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Tina Chappel
Reporter #1 Reporter #1   See fewer
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Tom Tully
Reporter #2 Reporter #2   See fewer
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Phyllis St. James
Reporter #3 Reporter #3   See fewer
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Mimi Cagnetta
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Bob Harks
Hospital Visitor (uncredited) Hospital Visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 26 votes