Description

This raucous drama tells the true story of New Zealand’s most controversial lawyer, Mike Bungay (Mark Mitchinson, The Hobbit films, Spartacus). After overcoming a miserable upbringing, Bungay decides to go to law school based on the results of a coin toss. In a high-profile career that begins in the 1960s and spans decades, he makes enemies of fellow lawyers and clients alike with his unconventional methods and his penchant for fast cars, married women, and whisky. Successfully defending alleged murderers, spies, and gang members with his own brand of justice earns him notoriety—and the occasional slap in the face. But no matter how many legal victories he wins, Bungay can’t quit his self-destructive habits and escape his own inner demons. Filled with humor, wit, and moral dilemmas, Dear Murderer offers a fascinating look at a provocative character and explores the complex nature of the law.

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Description

This raucous drama tells the true story of New Zealand’s most controversial lawyer, Mike Bungay (Mark Mitchinson, The Hobbit films, Spartacus). After overcoming a miserable upbringing, Bungay decides to go to law school based on the results of a coin toss. In a high-profile career that begins in the 1960s and spans decades, he makes enemies of fellow lawyers and clients alike with his unconventional methods and his penchant for fast cars, married women, and whisky. Successfully defending alleged murderers, spies, and gang members with his own brand of justice earns him notoriety—and the occasional slap in the face. But no matter how many legal victories he wins, Bungay can’t quit his self-destructive habits and escape his own inner demons. Filled with humor, wit, and moral dilemmas, Dear Murderer offers a fascinating look at a provocative character and explores the complex nature of the law.

    • EPISODE 1

    A Good Toss to Lose

    After overcoming a tortured past, Mike Bungay gets out of the army and decides to go to law school based on the results of a coin toss. Along the way to becoming a successful criminal barrister in New Zealand, he makes enemies defending alleged murderers, seducing women, and overdrinking.

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    • 43 Minutes

    After overcoming a tortured past, Mike Bungay gets out of the army and decides to go to law school based on the results of a coin toss. Along the way to becoming a successful criminal barrister in New Zealand, he makes enemies defending alleged murderers, seducing women, and overdrinking.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    I Spy

    In the midst of his marriage breaking down, Mike takes on a very high-profile case defending the first man in New Zealand to be accused of spying. Despite being busy with the biggest trial of his career, Mike also agrees to help a woman charged with murder.

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    • CC
    • 45 Minutes

    In the midst of his marriage breaking down, Mike takes on a very high-profile case defending the first man in New Zealand to be accused of spying. Despite being busy with the biggest trial of his career, Mike also agrees to help a woman charged with murder.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Dog Days

    Mike draws ire from a feminist group after employing morally dubious techniques to defend a gynecologist accused of rape during an exam. On the home front, Mike’s philandering gets him in trouble with the women in his life.

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    • 45 Minutes

    Mike draws ire from a feminist group after employing morally dubious techniques to defend a gynecologist accused of rape during an exam. On the home front, Mike’s philandering gets him in trouble with the women in his life.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Family Matters

    Working with a group of other lawyers, Mike takes on a complicated gang-violence case, but his strategy relies on all of the defendants telling the same story. After writing a book, Mike becomes a political candidate for the New Zealand Party.

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    • CC
    • 45 Minutes

    Working with a group of other lawyers, Mike takes on a complicated gang-violence case, but his strategy relies on all of the defendants telling the same story. After writing a book, Mike becomes a political candidate for the New Zealand Party.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Three's a Crowd

    Mike defends someone charged with murdering a man found with gunshot wounds on either side of his head, but both of those accused say the other did the crime. Mike continues to try to woo Ronda, even though she is married with kids, and brings her in to help with the case.

    • HD
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    • 45 Minutes

    Mike defends someone charged with murdering a man found with gunshot wounds on either side of his head, but both of those accused say the other did the crime. Mike continues to try to woo Ronda, even though she is married with kids, and brings her in to help with the case.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 45 Minutes
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