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|Written by||Ronald Rubin|
|Directed by||Joseph Sargent|
|Theme music composer||Henry Mancini|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producers||Robert B. Radnitz|
|Cinematography||Kees Van Oostrum|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Production companies||Nimoy/Radnitz Productions|
|Original release||April 8, 1991|
Mr. Mermelstein (Leonard Nimoy) and Mrs. Mermelstein (Blythe Danner) are a true-life California couple thrown into the spotlight of judicial history in the 1980s. He is a Hungarian-born Jew, sole survivor of his family's extermination at Auschwitz, and she is a Southern Baptist from Tennessee. Their four children are good kids, typical Americans, with just enough orneriness to irritate each other, but enough love and class to pull together when it counts. When challenged by a hate group to prove that Jews were actually gassed at Auschwitz, Mel Mermelstein rises to the occasion with the support of his wife and children, in spite of the dangers to himself, his business, and his family. William John Cox (Dabney Coleman) provides legal help (pro bono) as a lawyer, originally a Roman Catholic from Texas.
- Leonard Nimoy as Mel Mermelstein
- Blythe Danner as Jane Mermelstein
- Dabney Coleman as William John Cox
- Paul Hampton as Richard Fusilier
- Jason Presson as Bernie Mermelstein
- Juliet Sorci as Edie Mermelstein
- Nicholas Fee as David Mermelstein
- Benji Gregory as Kenny Mermelstein
- David Margulies as Rabbi Hier
- Thomas Bellin as Rabbi Cooper
- New York Magazine, April 8, 1991
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