Doing Life | 1986

Adaptation
Inspired by the real-life story of Jerry Rosenberg, a small-time Brooklyn hood and convicted killer who escaped the electric chair to become one of America's first jailhouse lawyers and ended up as spokesman for the ...more

Cast

... Guard

Actor (1986-1987)

... District Attorney Coleman

Actor (1986-1987)

... Editor

Actor (1986-1987)

... Wiggins

Actor (1986-1987)

... Bennett

Actor (1986-1987)

... Jerry Rosenberg

Actor (1986-1987)

... Dr Hampton

Actor (1986-1987)

... Sal

Actor (1986-1987)

... Warden Henry Felber

Actor (1986-1987)

... Jury Foreman

Actor (1986-1987)

... Lou Rosenberg

Actor (1986-1987)

... 1st Prisoner

Actor (1986-1987)

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

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Synopsis

Inspired by the real-life story of Jerry Rosenberg, a small-time Brooklyn hood and convicted killer who escaped the electric chair to become one of America's first jailhouse lawyers and ended up as spokesman for the convicts during the infamous Attica uprising, this well-received drama had Tony Danza at the head of an all-Canadian cast making his "all-dramatic debut," as the press release noted. (Danza is best known for his light comedy roles in "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?")

Writers

Screenplay (1986-1987)

Book as Source Material (1986-1987)

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