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Sworn to Silence (1987)

A lawyer who is defending an accused murderer, is told by his client the whereabouts of the bodies. However, being his lawyer, he is unable to reveal this information.

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Sam Fischetti
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Martin Costigan
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Maureen Fischetti
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Aaron Goodman
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Victor Handler
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Judge Bingham
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Jeanine Witsitt
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Vincent Cauley
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Vivian Cauley
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Carlo Fischetti
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Peter Massio
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Mrs Handler
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A lawyer who is defending an accused murderer, is told by his client the whereabouts of the bodies. However, being his lawyer, he is unable to reveal this information.

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Kind of pointless
11 January 2013 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

It may very well be that 'Sworn To Silence' was based on true events, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to result in a good movie. Lack of excitement can very well be forgiven, if the story compensates on other levels. Sadly, this is not really the case here. It was fun seeing a young Liam Neeson playing a somewhat dim-witted murderer. Being pretty much caught red-handed, it's up to Peter Coyote to defend him in court. Nothing really significant happens throughout the film, aside from Coyote & his partner discovering the bodies of two previously murdered girls. The production values are very cheap (even for a made-for-TV movie) and, I can't put it any other way, the whole film comes off as fairly boring most of the time. The only merits 'Sworn To Silence' has, are above standard dialogues and the dilemmas Coyote is faced with throughout the film. You can sit through it, but it's not really worth bothering.


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