The Incident Poster

Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Local residents are outraged when their small town's doctor is murdered while at a nearby military base during World War II. A suspect is soon named: Nazi prisoner of war Domsczek (Robert Carradine). The trial is mounted quickly -- but few want to defend such a heinous criminal. The onus falls on lawyer Harmon Cobb (Walter Matthau), who was best friends with the victim. Cobb will have to overcome both grief and social stigma in order to maintain his integrity while defending Domsczek.

Cast: Walter Matthau, Susan Blakely, Robert Carradine, Peter Firth, Barnard Hughes, Harry Morgan

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Underdog, Transformation, Small town, Sacrifice, 1940s, House, Son, Emotional, Doctor


Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special