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L.A. Law

Watts a Matter? (Season 4, Episode 18)
TV Episode | 48 min | Drama

Racial tensions threaten to explode in city-wide rioting when Rollins represents an innocent black family suing the Los Angeles Police Department for excessive violence when the police destroyed their home after mistaking it for a crack ...See moreRacial tensions threaten to explode in city-wide rioting when Rollins represents an innocent black family suing the Los Angeles Police Department for excessive violence when the police destroyed their home after mistaking it for a crack house. Meanwhile, Judge Grace Van Owen ponders the appropriate sentence for an eight-year-old crack delivery boy who murdered a policeman after he tried to take his cocaine package away. Brackman, cured of his impotence, begins dating Marilyn. Also, Rosalind interferes with Victor's case concerning a couple suing a liquor company for negligence because of a conflict of interest. Written by Anonymous See less
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Director
Composer
Cinematographer
David Plenn (as David J. Plenn)
Casting Directors
Robert Harbin (as Robert W. Harbin) | Beth Hymson
Production Designer
Michael L. Mayer (as Michael Mayer)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 5, 1990

Release date
Apr 5, 1990 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Harry Hamlin
Michael Kuzak Michael Kuzak   See fewer
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Susan Dey
Judge Grace Van Owen Judge 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 (credit only) Roxanne Melman (credit only)   See fewer
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Blair Underwood
Jonathan Rollins Jonathan Rollins   See fewer
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Larry Drake
Benny Stulwicz (credit only) Benny Stulwicz (credit only)   See fewer
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Richard Dysart
Leland McKenzie Leland McKenzie   See fewer
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Mary Alice
Maxine Manley Maxine Manley   See fewer
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Jay O. Sanders
Michael Phillips Michael Phillips   See fewer
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Michael Chiklis
Jimmy Hoffs Jimmy Hoffs   See fewer
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Concetta Tomei
Susan Hauber Susan Hauber   See fewer
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John Hancock
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Robyn Peterson
Marilyn Hopkins Marilyn Hopkins   See fewer
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Ray Reinhardt
David Braeder David Braeder   See fewer
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Robert Gossett
Edward Manley Edward Manley   See fewer
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Lynnie Godfrey
Winona Walker Winona Walker   See fewer
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Michael Bryan French
Dennis O'Connell Dennis O'Connell   See fewer
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Marnie Andrews
A.D.A. Patricia Lyne A.D.A. Patricia Lyne   See fewer
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Diana Muldaur
Rosalind Shays Rosalind Shays   See fewer
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Humberto Ortiz
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John Prosky
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Donzaleigh Abernathy
Jenny Manley Jenny Manley   See fewer
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Jenna Cole
Cynthia Brown Cynthia Brown   See fewer
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Leonard Kibrick
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Robert Kurpaska Robert Kurpaska   See fewer
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Richard G. Camphuis
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Joe Nesnow
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Milton Murrill
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Sloan Robinson
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8.1 / 10 | 117 votes