The Practice

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Catch the beginning of one of the most acclaimed shows on television with this first season of "The Practice."
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Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    March 3, 1997
    47min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Bobby defends an innocent young girl accused of drug trafficking, Lindsay is shocked to find herself facing one of her law professors in a case against a big tobacco company.
  2. 2. Part I
    March 11, 1997
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Desperate to keep his practice afloat Bobby pays a visit to an old friend working as a loan officer, and Eugene tries to protect a woman and her son against an abusive husband.
  3. 3. Trial & Error
    March 18, 1997
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Repercussions abound concerning Lindsay's tobacco company case, a serial flasher, and the seventy thousand-dollar loan Bobby got from his friend at the bank.
  4. 4. Part IV
    March 24, 1997
    46min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lindsay's tobacco case comes to a sudden and surprisingly lucrative end, while the trial against Ronald Martin continues to have unexpected and deadly results after the non-guilty verdict.
  5. 5. Part V
    March 31, 1997
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bobby deals with the murder cases against Braun and Rabbi Warner, Eugene defends a man convicted of armed robbery, and Ellenor has a date with a man she met through the personals.
  6. 6. Part VI
    April 7, 1997
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As the Gerald Braun murder case begins Lindsay meets with a fugitive who has been on the run for twenty-five years unaware that the charges against him were dropped years ago.
  7. 7. Reasonable Doubts
    September 20, 1997
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bobby has an affair with a beautiful client who is accused of committing murder.
  8. 8. Betrayal
    September 23, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The attorneys represent a gay man who may or may not have murdered his lover. Berluti is wrongly accused of soliciting a prostitute.
  9. 9. The Blessing
    September 26, 1997
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A doctor is prosecuted for murder after he performs euthanasia on a terminally-ill patient. Eugene and Lindsay defend an elderly bookie whose illegal activities were videotaped during a sting operation.
  10. 10. Dog Bite
    October 4, 1997
    46min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Berluti represents a young girl who was bitten in the face by a dog. A juror communicates with Lindsay during a trial. Eugene defends a one-legged African American man accused of robbery.
  11. 11. First Degree
    October 11, 1997
    46min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bobby defends an adulterer charged with murder. Eugene represents a Boston cop seeking disability compensation by claiming his job caused him to become a racist. Berluti experiences an erotic dream involving Lindsay.
  12. 12. Sex, Lies, & Monkeys
    October 18, 1997
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bobby attempts to win the release of an innocent woman he helped convict of murder. Berluti represents a hirsute man who was fired because of his looks. Lindsay realizes Kelton drugged her before they had sex. Ellenor is sued by a man she met through a personals ad.
  13. 13. Search & Seizure
    October 24, 1997
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A husband seeks a court order that would force his pregnant wife to undergo a C-section. Lindsay represents a drug dealer caught red-handed with a large quantity of cocaine. Gamble asks Bobby out on a date.

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Directors
Dennis SmithJeannot SzwarcChristina MusreyArvin BrownDwight H. LittleMichael SchultzMichael ZinbergAndy WolkDuane ClarkDennie Gordon
Season year
1997
Network
ABC
Content advisory
Substance usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

234 global ratings

  1. 76% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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MarinaReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hello? What are you waiting for?
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I add my voice to those of who's been complaining about not having The Practice available. It's rather unnerving. I've jumped through hoops to buy season 1, cause I live in Brazil and it's not available here. And I've been waiting for the other seasons ever since. This was a great show, so marvellous it's magic went on to Boston Legal (which I have the complete show) and still lives on. But us fans are unable to buy it. It's ridiculous. There's all this fight agains piracy, but, hey, if you're not going to release the show for us to buy, you should at least support people who have recorded it in good condition and are willing to share it with others! It's an utter disrespect to customers to release seasons 1 and 8 in DVD, season 2 only for download and, hey, good luck with the other ones!
45 people found this helpful
ToroloverReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best court drama ever
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It's my all time favorite court drama. Everybody in this TV series sparks especially Dylan McDermott and Steve Harris. For $9.99, this is an unbeatable price for such a fantastic show. I watched it long time ago in the TV, but I still find it intriguing when I watch this for the 2nd time. I am out of words to describe how fabulous this TV series is. Anyway, if you like court drama, this is definitely something one cannot miss. No weird things, but Dick Wolf did a great job of writing the scripts. Cross-examination is certainly something you can learn things while enjoying the show.
12 people found this helpful
MikeReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show
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We love the practice. Neither my wife or I saw the show when it first aired after watching Boston legal earlier this year, I learned that Boston legal was sort of sequel to the practice. Anyway, if you like ally McBeal or Boston legal you would probably like the practice.
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JimReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Set up
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You can watch season one and season two for around $10. Then to what season three it’s about $50. No way am I going to pay that much money for an old TV show.
Billy BoyReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent show. I reserve 5 stars for a select few.
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David Kelly is a master at law shows. Didn't know who he was until watching the Amazon hit Goliath. Now I can't get enough of his stuff, but fortunately there is a ton of it out there I haven't watched, including the entire LA Law series.
6 people found this helpful
SaraReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not quite Boston Legal
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Pretty good. Decided to watch when I found out Boston Legal was a spin-off. Can't wait to see Season 8 when Allen Shore and Denny Crane appear. Also, interesting to see how David E. Kelly grows and evolves.
bobhReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Where are Season 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7?
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An Excellent Legal Procedural Drama. We have Seasons 1,2 and 8 available either on DVD or Streaming. where are the rest?
17 people found this helpful
David HayesReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Easy to order
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I played the first couple of shows and decided I didn't care for it.
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