Indictment: The McMartin Trial Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2003

R|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. Publicity-seeking attorney Danny Davis (James Woods) initially defends the McMartins for selfish reasons, but he slowly begins to believe that they are innocent. Davis has his work cut out for him, however, since the media have demonized the family, and prosecuting lawyer Lael Rubin (Mercedes Ruehl) is a tough opponent.

Cast: James Woods, Mercedes Ruehl, Sada Thompson, Henry Thomas, Shirley Knight, Alison Elliot, Joe Uria, Mark Blum

Director: Mick Jackson

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Emotional, Los Angeles, Investigation, Mystery, 1980s, Mother

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television