A respected judge (Tom Selleck) gets entangled in a sting operation to trap some colleagues, but his involvement could alter the outcome of a murder trial. Elizabeth McGovern. Roemer: William Atherton. Ruth: Marsha Mason. Harold Ashley: Charles Haid. Escobar: Stanley DeSantis. Lionel Nash: Fritz Weaver. Based on a novel by William P. Wood. Directed by Geoffrey Sax.