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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with the concept of Due Process, and has vowed that Davi will receive a scrupulously fair trial when the terrorist is extradited to America. The defence mounted by Leibman confounds and aggravates government prosecutor Sam Waterston--but he, like Leibman, remains a man of judiciary integrity.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: legal, terrorism, terrorist, lawyer, court, trial, professor, prison, crimes, heroes, confined, politics, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, prison life, life is a bitch, legal investigation, rebellion, danger, society, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe

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