Earl Rogers (Treat Williams: Prince of the City, Smooth Talk, Hair) was raised to believe in truth and justice by his father, Reverend Rogers (Glenn Ford: The Big Heat, Gilda, Superman). But soon he discovered that truth and justice have little to do with the law; Earl knows his job is to come up with the best defense a defendant can have - and sometimes that means crossing the line. In order to defend two accused murderers, Earl finds himself torn between the honesty his father taught him and the law he's learned to practice. Will a killer walk free because a jury allows it? Or can "justice" be served by bending the law? For Earl Rogers it all depends on the Final Verdict.