Country Justice (Tues. (24), 9-11 p.m., CBS) Filmed in West Virginia by the Landsburg Co. Executive producer, Alan Landsburg; producers, Linda Otto, Seth Ersoff; co-producer, Don Goldman; director, Graeme Campbell; writer, Linda Taddeo; camera, Richard Leiterman; editor, Paul Martin Smith; sound, Tom Varga; music, James McVay; production designer, Norm Baron; casting, Shana Landsburg. Cast: George C. Scott, Rachel Leigh Cook, Don Diamont, Ally Sheedy, Trent McDevitt, Stan Kelly, Rick Warner, Joe Inscoe, Michael Martin, Sallie Wanchisn, Bethany Cline, Andrew Milam, Lenny Steinline, J.C. Quinn, Richard Fullerton, Jim Grimshaw, Tom Mason, Chuck DeSane, Deet Reed, Burt McGullion, Laura Whyte, Patrick Miller, Riley Ordyne, William Frank, Keith Flippen, Gregory Harpold, Greg Gault, Frank Taylor, Elaine Bays Simpson, Jonathan Tabler, David Ryker, Stuart Greer, Bob Foster, Helen Crisp. New George C. Scott telefilm centers on Scott as a 50-year-old coal miner and on Rachel Leigh Cook as his abandoned granddaughter who's raped by her dissolute mother's lecherous boyfriend. That's only the beginning, and it takes a long, laborious time for director Graeme Campbell to wind down Linda Taddeo's teleplay. Narrator is Emma (Cook), whose tramp-a-mom Angie (Ally Sheedy) leaves her in the care of her parents. When she's 15, Emma and her widowed, coal-mining grandpa Clayton (Scott) live the hearty life in rugged West Virginia. Despite Clayton's concern, Emma wants to visit her mama just this once over in Tennessee, and she meets mama's darkly handsome live-in, Ray (Don Diamont). Ray wines her and impregnates her. She has a baby boy, whom Clayton happily agrees to support. But Ray decides he wants custody, and Taddeo's script moves into a downhill slide as Clayton, helped by his trucking and mining friends, starts hiding the infant. The adventure chugs along as Clayton and the babe shift from truck to truck while the law chases them through the snow-banked West Virginia countryside. Director Campbell finds neither antic humor nor hair-raising suspense in the truck-to-truck escapade. The asthmatic babe stoically survives the scramble with an odd, unblinking stare until, when it's time for the show to wind down, he has a dramatically opportune asthma attack. Main trouble is that Scott's not unleashed. The actor, projecting strength, gruffness and determination, growls adroitly, cocks a devastating eyebrow, displays a proud love for Emma. But he's stuck in an uncertain vidpic that's supposed to be sentimental, charming and vigorous and isn't. Cook's an intelligent, strong performer whose Emma has spunk and innocence and whose scenes with her grandpa are played admirably by both Cook and Scott. Sheedy's trashy, overly familiar Angie, a traditional tramp role, does have a touching moment of self-appraisal. Emma's no-good seducer Ray, played with prime, convincing insidiousness by Diamont, develops an unlikely conscience; Taddeo and Campbell weaken a bad man who deserves, instead of understanding, rear-view buckshot. As with most Landsburg productions, "Country Justice" looks A-OK, and co-producer Linda Otto's touch Otto directed the second unit is again apparent. Richard Leiterman's lensing's routine, as is James McVay's score; but Paul Martin Smith's editing is bright. Norm Baron's design sure makes West Virginia look authentic. And cold! There's a strong, poignant, funny vidpic deep inside "Country Justice," but Taddeo's script doesn't dig up enough of it. Another based-on-a-true-story telefilm, it's about time to turn back to the real, unlimiting source of good stories imagination. Tony Scott

Country Justice (Tues. (24), 9-11 p.m., CBS) Filmed in West Virginia by the Landsburg Co. Executive producer, Alan Landsburg; producers, Linda Otto, Seth Ersoff; co-producer, Don Goldman; director, Graeme Campbell; writer, Linda Taddeo; camera, Richard Leiterman; editor, Paul Martin Smith; sound, Tom Varga; music, James McVay; production designer, Norm Baron; casting, Shana Landsburg. Cast: George C. Scott, Rachel Leigh Cook, Don Diamont, Ally Sheedy, Trent McDevitt, Stan Kelly, Rick Warner, Joe Inscoe, Michael Martin, Sallie Wanchisn, Bethany Cline, Andrew Milam, Lenny Steinline, J.C. Quinn, Richard Fullerton, Jim Grimshaw, Tom Mason, Chuck DeSane, Deet Reed, Burt McGullion, Laura Whyte, Patrick Miller, Riley Ordyne, William Frank, Keith Flippen, Gregory Harpold, Greg Gault, Frank Taylor, Elaine Bays Simpson, Jonathan Tabler, David Ryker, Stuart Greer, Bob Foster, Helen Crisp. New George C. Scott telefilm centers on Scott as a 50-year-old coal miner and on Rachel Leigh Cook as his abandoned granddaughter who’s raped by her dissolute mother’s lecherous boyfriend. That’s only the beginning, and it takes a long, laborious time for director Graeme Campbell to wind down Linda Taddeo’s teleplay. Narrator is Emma (Cook), whose tramp-a-mom Angie (Ally Sheedy) leaves her in the care of her parents. When she’s 15, Emma and her widowed, coal-mining grandpa Clayton (Scott) live the hearty life in rugged West Virginia. Despite Clayton’s concern, Emma wants to visit her mama just this once over in Tennessee, and she meets mama’s darkly handsome live-in, Ray (Don Diamont). Ray wines her and impregnates her. She has a baby boy, whom Clayton happily agrees to support. But Ray decides he wants custody, and Taddeo’s script moves into a downhill slide as Clayton, helped by his trucking and mining friends, starts hiding the infant. The adventure chugs along as Clayton and the babe shift from truck to truck while the law chases them through the snow-banked West Virginia countryside. Director Campbell finds neither antic humor nor hair-raising suspense in the truck-to-truck escapade. The asthmatic babe stoically survives the scramble with an odd, unblinking stare until, when it’s time for the show to wind down, he has a dramatically opportune asthma attack. Main trouble is that Scott’s not unleashed. The actor, projecting strength, gruffness and determination, growls adroitly, cocks a devastating eyebrow, displays a proud love for Emma. But he’s stuck in an uncertain vidpic that’s supposed to be sentimental, charming and vigorous and isn’t. Cook’s an intelligent, strong performer whose Emma has spunk and innocence and whose scenes with her grandpa are played admirably by both Cook and Scott. Sheedy’s trashy, overly familiar Angie, a traditional tramp role, does have a touching moment of self-appraisal. Emma’s no-good seducer Ray, played with prime, convincing insidiousness by Diamont, develops an unlikely conscience; Taddeo and Campbell weaken a bad man who deserves, instead of understanding, rear-view buckshot. As with most Landsburg productions, “Country Justice” looks A-OK, and co-producer Linda Otto’s touch Otto directed the second unit is again apparent. Richard Leiterman’s lensing’s routine, as is James McVay’s score; but Paul Martin Smith’s editing is bright. Norm Baron’s design sure makes West Virginia look authentic. And cold! There’s a strong, poignant, funny vidpic deep inside “Country Justice,” but Taddeo’s script doesn’t dig up enough of it. Another based-on-a-true-story telefilm, it’s about time to turn back to the real, unlimiting source of good stories imagination. Tony Scott

Country Justice

Tues. (24), 9-11 p.m., CBS

Production

Filmed in West Virginia by the Landsburg Co. Executive producer, Alan Landsburg; producers, Linda Otto, Seth Ersoff; co-producer, Don Goldman; director, Graeme Campbell; writer, Linda Taddeo;

Crew

camera, Richard Leiterman; editor, Paul Martin Smith; sound, Tom Varga; music, James McVay; production designer, Norm Baron; casting, Shana Landsburg.

Cast

Cast: George C. Scott, Rachel Leigh Cook, Don Diamont, Ally Sheedy, Trent McDevitt, Stan Kelly, Rick Warner, Joe Inscoe, Michael Martin, Sallie Wanchisn, Bethany Cline, Andrew Milam, Lenny Steinline, J.C. Quinn, Richard Fullerton, Jim Grimshaw, Tom Mason, Chuck DeSane, Deet Reed, Burt McGullion, Laura Whyte, Patrick Miller, Riley Ordyne, William Frank, Keith Flippen, Gregory Harpold, Greg Gault, Frank Taylor, Elaine Bays Simpson, Jonathan Tabler, David Ryker, Stuart Greer, Bob Foster, Helen Crisp.

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