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Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
In this fact-based film, Jean Harris (Ellen Burstyn) stands accused of the murder of Dr. Herman Tarnowner, a celebrity cardiologist best known as the author of "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet." Aided by defense attorney Joel Aurnou (Martin Balsam), Harris -- hoping to gain the mercy of the court at her sentencing -- details the sordid events leading up the killing. Meanwhile, prosecuting attorney George Bolen (Peter Coyote) pumps up the case for the state.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn , Martin Balsam , Richard Dysart , Peter Coyote , Priscilla Morrill , Al Ruscio ,

Director: George Schaefer

Genres: Docudrama

The People vs. Jean Harris (1981)

Release Date: January 1st, 1981|2 hr. 30 min.

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