• Publication date: July 7, 2014

True Believer

Former celebrated civil liberties attorney now reduced to defending drug dealer; suddenly find his interest awakened by an old case

  • Publication date: July 7, 2014

True Believer

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1989

MBC 2:

September 9, 2014 10:30 (KSA) ~ September 9, 2014 09:30 (CLT)

James Woods is Eddie Dodd, in this courtroom criminal drama, as a once big shot attorney and civil Liberties defender; now relegated to the bottom of the ladder, having to contents with defending low lives and drug dealers. On the other hand, is Roger Baron (Robert Downey Jr.) a freshly graduate from law school; and a big fan of the senior defender, having been following his illustrious career since long and now he wants to be his pupil. Reluctant at first Eddie decides to take him under his wing. With young blood, on his side, Eddie with the idealistic young lawyer pushing him, he decides to take on an 8 years old murder case, involving a falsely imprisoned Korean man.

A tense and thrilling courtroom drama, starring the then hot shot James Wood and a young Robert Downey Jr. before he became iron man.



  • James Woods as Eddie Dodd
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Roger Baron
  • Margaret Colin as Kitty Greer
  • Yuji Okumoto as Shu Kai Kim
  • Kurtwood Smith as Robert Reynard
  • Tom Bower as Cecil Skell
  • Charles Hallahan as Vincent Dennehy
  • Miguel Fernandes as Art Esparza
  • Sully Diaz as Maraquilla Esparza
  • Luis Guzman as Ortega
  • Joel Polis as Dean Rabin
  • Kurt Fuller as George Ballistics
  • Graham Beckel as Sklaroff
  • John Snyder as Chuckie Loeder


Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Rating: R