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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
No matter the cost, No matter the danger. They will find the truth.
Did You Know?
By the time principal photography was completed in the spring of 1987, director Peter Yates
felt that "we [the production] really covered the whole spectrum of Washington, from Capitol Hill right down to the drain pipes by the Potomac. Suspect
(1987) is a film which, we hope, will entertain and enthrall audiences". See more
At 1:23 into the movie, when she is checking keys against file cabinets at the Justice dept., the key won't fit into one of the file cabinets, then the key fits the very next one. This is minor but would not happen. Since the file cabinets are identical, they key would at least FIT the lock (though it wouldn't turn the lock mechanism) unless it were the correct key. For example....all Master Lock keys (of the same sort) will fit the intended item perfectly - it just won't unlock it unless the tumblers match. See more
Parking Lot Attendant
[Kathleen has broken into Elizabeth Quinn's car to find evidence
Hey, lady, what do you think you're doing?
[caught off guard
I was her friend.
Referenced in Empire of the Censors