In the Name of the People (2000 film)

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In the Name of the People
Directed byPeter Levin
Written byTim Boland
Richard Leder
Produced byLisa Richardson
StarringAmy Madigan
Richard Thomas
Scott Bakula
CinematographyNikos Evdemon
Edited byRon Yoshida
Music byMark Snow
Distributed byCBS (USA)
Release date
  • February 2, 2000 (2000-02-02) (TV)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States

In the Name of the People is an American television movie drama. It was released in 2000 by CBS Productions and Jaffe/Braunstein Films. The movie was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was based on the play by Tim Boland.[1]


The movie focuses on the Murphy family, whose daughter was murdered by John Burke. Sentenced to death, the man realises that his daughter will become an orphan. Unexpectedly he asks the Murphys to care for her.