Directed by Martin Campbell, who was also responsible for pitting yuppie lawyer Gary Oldman against psychopathic killer Kevin Bacon in CRIMINAL LAW, DEFENSELESS is surprising on a number of counts, and holds together far better than many bigger-budgeted features.
Lawyer T.K. Katwuller (Barbara Hershey) is ambitious, funny and smart. Nevertheless, her private life is a disaster and she's having an affair with a married client, Steven Seldes (J.T. Walsh). Seldes is accused of being involved in making pornographic films, and the vengeful father (George P.
Wilbur) of a young runaway girl who appears in adult movies is stalking everyone involved in his daughter's la...