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Prime Suspect (1982)

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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Frank Staplin
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Amy McCleary
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Janice Staplin
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Tom Keating
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Bob Austin
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John Malloy
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McKinney
Matthew Faison ...
Curry
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Sergeant Mendoza (as Ron Joseph)
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Sonia Lindstrom
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Lyman
Ray Girardin ...
Ray Embry
Martina Deignan ...
Ursula
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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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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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