Deliberate Intent

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Deliberate Intent ★★½ 2001

Well-done fact-based drama follows the case of a triple murder-for-hire and the First Amendment issues the case raised. When Lawrence Horn (McDaniel) hires a man (Johnson) to kill his family, it's discovered that said killer used a book called “Hot Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors” to plan the crime. Lawyer Siegel (Rifkin) brings in First Amendment expert Rod Smolla (Hutton) to sue the publisher for abetting the murder. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Timothy Hutton, Ron Rifkin, James McDaniel, Clark Johnson, Penny Johnson, Cliff DeYoung, Kenneth Welsh; D: Andy Wolk; C: Ron Garcia. CABLE