RAISING THE BAR DVD Review
“Raising the Bar” is about a group of young defense attorneys and prosecutors who learn that it’s easier to balance the scales of justice than it is to balance their personal and private lives. The talented cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“NYPD Blue”), Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Currie Graham (“Desperate Housewives”), Melissa Sagemill (“Sleeper Cell”), Teddy Sears (“Ugly Betty”), Natalia Cigliuti (“All My Children”), and J. August Richards (“Conviction”).
Passionate and idealistic public defender Jerry Kellerman (Mark Paul Gosselaar) learns to navigate the halls of justice and the personal politics of the courthouse as he struggles to get a fair hearing for his clients. Jerry and his associates Rosalind Whitman (Gloria Reuben), Richard Patrick Woolsley (Teddy Sears), and Bobbi Gilardi (Natalia Cigliuti) square off against Michelle Ernhardt (Melissa Sagemiller), a prosecutor trying to balance the desire to get real justice with assistant DA Nick Balco’s (Currie Graham) need to win cases. As they play out their professional rivalry in front of imperious and ambitious Judge Trudy Kessler (Jane Kaczmarek), issues of life, love, and the law are seen from opposite sides of the system.
• Behind the Bar: An After-Hours Roundtable with the Cast
• Sworn Testimony: True Stories of a Public Defender
• Mistrials: Bloopers from Season One
• Audio Commentaries with the cast and crew
RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2009
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