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The People vs. Jean Harris synopsis

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.

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