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Doing Life/A Long Way from Home

Jerry is awaiting the death penalty for killings two cops plus Jack is accused of child abuse.

DOING LIFE

MEET ‘AMERICA’S GREATEST JAILHOUSE LAWYER’.

Convicted of cop-killing, Jerry Rosenberg seemed destined to die in the electric chair. The remarkable and inspirational story of how he turned his life around and fought a very personal battle to get his sentence commuted is told in DOING LIFE, starring TONY DANZA of Taxi fame.

In the early 1960s, Brooklyn-born career criminal Rosenberg stood accused of killing two New York policemen during a warehouse raid. Although the death penalty was then abolished in New York State, cop-killers were exempt, and Rosenberg was sentenced accordingly.

But Rosenberg swore that he had been committing another robbery at the time: he refused to accept his fate and keep silent, successfully pleading his case until his sentence was quashed on a technicality.

Through a correspondence course in law, Rosenberg even gained a degree – reputedly the first time anyone had done so from behind bars. He went on to establish a considerable reputation for counselling and defending his fellow inmates, gaining worldwide celebrity in 1971 when he tried to mediate in the notorious Attica prison riots, a rebellion by inmates that led to a bloodbath.

Joining Tony Danza in the cast of DOING LIFE are DAN LAURIA (The Wonder Years), CHARLES W. GRAY (Sue Thomas, F.B. Eye), JON DeVRIES (Zelda), JORGE MONTESI (Andromeda) and CLARK JOHNSON (Homicide: Life on the Street and director of box-office hits S.W.A.T. and The Sentinel).

The script is by Emmy® nominee STEVE BELLO (based on his book about Rosenberg). The director is the former child actor GENE REYNOLDS, who received many accolades (including two Emmy Awards) for his work on TV series such as Lou Grant and M

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    A LONG WAY FROM HOME

    HE COMMITTED THE CRIME. BUT HE WAS ALSO THE VICTIM.

    It’s one of the worst crimes a father can commit against his child: molestation. But if the father himself was abused as a child, does this at least explain, though not excuse, his crime?
    And if, deep beneath their wounds, the father and children still love each other, can that love prove powerful enough to withstand the sins of the past?

    These are the complex and controversial questions posed by A LONG WAY HOME, in which an ordinary family man must win back his place at the heart of his family after his teenage daughter accuses him of sexual abuse.

    Having inflicted deep psychological damage on his entire family, Jack’s (ROBERT URICH, Spenser for Hire, in one of his last roles) return home is traumatic, as his family must wrestle with issues such as trust, anger and guilt.

    For his wife, Carol (MEREDITH BAXTER, Family Ties), Jack’s return is fraught with anxiety and uncertainty, as Carol - like her husband – hides dark secrets from the past.
    Although she knows Jack must take the blame for his actions, she also knows that a healing process might be possible that could restore Jack to his family and bring about some sort of closure.

    A LONG WAY HOME also stars triple Oscar® nominee DIANE LADD (Rambling Rose, Wild at Heart, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY (One Tree Hill) and SHAWNA WALDRON (The American President). It is written by DAVID J. HILL (A Marriage of Convenience), JAYNE MARTIN (Deceived by Trust) and PAUL ERIC MYERS (A Most Deadly Family). The director is LORRAINE SENNA (Love in Another Town).