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An Innocent Man (1989)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  6 October 1989 (USA)
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Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and ... See full summary »

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Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Two cops on the take just made the biggest mistake of their lives. They framed An Innocent Man


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$20,047,604 (USA)
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Trivia

Many of the film's prison scenes were filmed at the old Hamilton County Jail in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Jail, also known as the "Cincinnati Workhouse", had been permanently closed prior to the location filming of the movie. It had been built during the Civil War to house enemy troops and was still in use by Hamilton county and Cincinnati area police agencies as a jail as late as the 1970s. It was closed due to being "inhumane, cruel and unusual" by modern jail standards. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when Parnell and Scalise are driving through the parking lot, looking for the drug pickup spot, the front license plate on their T-Bird changes. Initially it has a 2FVDxxx then changes to a 2GRYxxx. See more »

Quotes

Jimmie Rainwood: [Jimmie visits Virgil in the prison welding shop] Hey! How did you get my pass set up?
Virgil Cane: Works around the joint. We do things for each other. Listen, somebody's gotta give you the game or you're fucked. It's simple in here. An insane place with insane rules. It all ends up being logical. If you're white, you hang white. Otherwise, the niggers are gonna eat you alive.
[Rainwood hangs head in disinterest]
Virgil Cane: You're not listening to me! Civil rights, brotherly love, all that shit, that gets left at the ...
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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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When the Night Comes
Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance and Diane Warren
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Guilty Until Proved Innocent
27 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Riveting entertainment of someone accused of a crime that they didn't commit and how the system can be tainted or shuffled against you on a whim. The shocking part is there is nothing you can do about it. I suppose that is why it takes 13 years to execute someone in this country too. We want to be sure before we take a life. Good story, acting and plausible more times than not. The characters draw you in and you either hate them or root for them, but sitting still is not an option with your emotions in full play. This movie activates the emotions. There are plot holes, but we trade them for the raw adventure to be found in watching the movie and joining the characters. There are 4 movies that depict life in prison accurately. 1. American Me 2. Blood In Blood Out 3. The Glass House and this one. If you want to scare someone straight, there is the line-up to remind them to behave them selves now or fight for your life later. This movie also reminds us of how power and money can rule and how we end up serving those things. Then, they finish us off all the worst for it. Catch this movie without interruptions, have a snack ready, and be entertained. I did a bowl of home made double roasted sunflower seeds. I recommend this over biting your nails or smoking to relieve the tension found in this movie at times...Bon Voyage


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