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Prime Suspect (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  20 January 1982 (USA)
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Respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.



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Respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.

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Vil denne mand voldtage og mishandle småpiger? [Denmark] (Will this man rape and abuse little girls?)


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Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »




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20 January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A gyanú hálójában  »

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Brilliant Beyond Reasonable Doubt
13 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film was recently re-shown on TV; its'interesting that by just looking at the clothes and hairstyles a viewer can get a reasonable guesstimate of the date the film was made....I was proud to discover my guess of 1980 was not far off the mark!! However I digress....this is an excellent film with a brilliant performance by the lead actor....this movie attempts to portray the effect on a person and his family when accused of a hideous crime and how the media,the public and his work colleagues and neighbours react to it. It is also an inspirational film and a lesson for many on the "victims" response to such a serious 'accusation'.... From start to finish this film seems to be wholly realistic and credible...the writer/director/producers ought to be congratulated....those who make films nowadays ought to learn that it is possible to make a compelling drama based on actuality without resorting to ludicrous unrealistic plots....

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