Just Cause

Ion Television (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 22

    The Closing

    Aired 5/18/03

  • S 1 : Ep 21

    Trial by Memory

    Aired 5/11/03

  • S 1 : Ep 20

    Blackboard Jungle

    Aired 5/4/03

  • S 1 : Ep 19

    Reasonable Doubts

    Aired 4/27/03

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    Hide and Seek

    Aired 3/30/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Elizabeth Lackey

    Alexandra 'Alex' DeMonaco

  • Shaun Benson

    Patrick Heller

  • Richard Thomas

    Hamilton 'Whit' Whitney III

  • Mark Hildreth

    Ted Kesselbaum

  • Jason Schombing

    David Kaplan

  • show Description
  • Alexandra DeMonaco was a good citizen and a devoted mom until the day she was arrested. How could she know her husband was running a medical insurance scam? Even so, he walked away with $5 million and their daughter and Alexandra went to prison for five years. While in prison, she studied law and earned her degree. Now, out on parole and back in San Francisco, Alexandra fights to clear her name and - most importantly - searches for her missing daughter, Mia. As a paralegal for dashing mover-and-shaker attorney Hamilton Whitney, Alexandra proves she has a remarkable gift for getting at the truth and bringing the bad guys to justice. This is a series filled with suspense, heart, absorbing mystery, true grit, and good humor. Alexandra's determination to fight and win justice will make television audiences want to stand up and cheer.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Whitney: So, you think I’m a rich heartless, stuck up snob.
      Alex: Maybe I was a little unfair; I don’t know you’re rich.

    • Alex: This will help our case.
      Whitney: Really, based on what precedent?
      Alex: Body language. When I was in prison, I developed a gut for reading people.
      Whitney: Your prison gut is going to get me disbarred.

    • (arriving at the Governor’s ball)
      Alex: I have to be back by 11:00.
      Heller: Even Cinderella had ‘til midnight.
      Alex: Cinderella wasn’t on parole.

    • Whitney: (to Leon) Alex DeMonaco is the most stubborn, obstinate, pushy, annoying woman I have ever met. She’s a bully, she won’t listen and frankly she irritates the hell out of me. I think she’d make a terrific lawyer.

    • Alex: (to Kaplan) But you're not a lawyer are you, you're a politician, which means all that what matters is how many butts you can kiss... so that must mean you have the biggest lips in San Francisco!

    • David Kaplan: If you're wrong, Whit, it's going to make me look bad.
      Whitney: With that tie, you already look bad.

    • Alex: Maybe I should get in there and have a look around.
      Heller: Oh, you mean like actually go and work for a living.
      Alex: I happen to know that there is an opening. Pays more than this place.

    • Alex: They set her (Tonya) up. What would make them think of that stunt?
      Heller: Me. (Whit and Alex look at him) When I spoke to her boss, I gave him a list of valid causes.
      Whitney: As a rule, we try not to give legal advice to the opposition, Patrick.

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    Notes (17)

    • Main Title Theme:
      Two Trains
      Written and Performed by Sue Foley
      From the Shanachie records release Love Comin' Down

    • Additional Credits for all episodes:
      Video Services: Northwest Imaging & FX
      Audio Post Production: Talking Dog Post & Sound
      Camera Equipment: SIM Video
      Grip/Electrical Equipment: PS Production Services
      Legal Services: Aitkins & Co., Robertson Stromberg, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
      Filmed entirely on location in Vancouver, B.C.
      A Production of Minds Eye Entertainment
      Just Cause Productions Inc.

    • Hamilton Whitney III is a friend of California Governor Romero, attended Harvard, has been married 3 times and is the son of a doctor.

    • While in prison Alex earned a law degree from Bay Cities College and she reads the "slips" before she goes to bed at night. She gets a job on an office cleaning crew at Speedee Kleene Cleaning Services, a job set up by her parole officer, C.J. Leon. While on the crew, we learn that Alex speaks Spanish.

    • Alex was a "military brat" and grew up by way of Australia, New York, and Los Angeles. She attended Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights, East LA.

    • Alex was the Office Manger for her husband's practice and her name appeared on many incriminating documents.

    • Rebecca Goldstein Whitney is Whit's ex-wife # 3. Whitney writes a great supporting letter to Governor Romero about Alex and also shares Alex's opinion of Kaplan.

    • Zenia Ruskoff is Sally Stern's (from the pilot episode) cook.

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    Trivia (5)

    • David Kaplan was the Assistant District Attorney at Alex's trial.

    • C.J. Leon is an attorney who worked at the Public Defenders office for four years prior to taking on his current position.

    • Goof: In the scene where Ted and Chen are playing video games, Chen is holding an N64 controller and Ted is holding an Xbox controller. The two cannot play against each other.

    • suggested change Emmanuelle Vaugier (as ) should be Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Louisa Bennett)

    • more suggested changes in credits -- Ken Pogue (as Mr. Olsen), Monica Scharre (as Devon Ward), Douglas O'Keeffe (as Alan Pierce),

    Allusions (1)

    • L.A.P.D. Rampart Scandal
      This refers to widespread corruption in the late 1990s within the the anti-gang unit of the Rampart Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), specifically in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH). With more than 70 officers implicated in some form of wrong doing, it is one of the most pervasive cases of documented police wrong doing in American history.

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