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Suspect (1987)

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A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his ... See full summary »

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Kathleen Riley
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Eddie Sanger
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Judge Matthew Bishop Helms
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Charlie Stella
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Paul Gray
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Grace Comisky
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Morty Rosenthal
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Marilyn
Paul D'Amato ...
Michael
Bernie McInerney ...
Walter
Thomas Barbour ...
Justice Lowell
Katie O'Hare ...
Elizabeth Quinn
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Justice Lowell's Secretary
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Forensic Pathologist
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A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, and gets help from the congressional advisor, Eddie Sanger who is called to be on the jury panel. Together they discover a dangerous circle of corruption in high places. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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No matter the cost, No matter the danger. They will find the truth.

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23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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$18,782,400 (USA)
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Liam Neeson's performance as Carl Wayne Anderson is entirely mute and without dialogue. See more »

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When Kathleen first realizes Carl is deaf and hands him a pen to write with, as she hands it to him and we are facing her it is top downwards in her hand, in the reverse shot it is top upwards with the cap on, as Carl takes the pen it is top upwards with the cap off. See more »

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Kathleen Riley: I spend all of my day with murders and rapists, and what's really crazy, I like them.
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A keeper
3 March 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Glossy Cher vehicle, and one of her better performances as a defense attorney trying to save a homeless deaf-mute from the gallows.

Quaid is excellent as usual as a juror with an agenda.

And Neeson as the suspect was a find in what I believe was his first big American film. He also is virtually unrecognizable in his early scenes, until he is cleaned up for his courtroom debut. A bit dated now, perhaps, but still worth a look for Cher in her glory days, before she turned into the bizarre hag we know today. A side note: In his most recent film, COLD CREEK MANOR, Quaid amazingly looks almost like he did in SUSPECT, which was made 18 years ago. Some genes.


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