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An Innocent Man (1989)

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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Mike Parnell
Richard Young ...
Danny Scalise
Badja Djola ...
John Fitzgerald
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Robby
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Malcolm
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Peter Feldman
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Jingles
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Junior
Terry Golden ...
Felix
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Butcher
Thomas B. Kackert ...
Dove
Vito Peterson ...
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Storyline

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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6 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Hard Rain  »

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$20,047,604 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

After he gets out of jail, Jimmie Rainwood's wife makes him a cup of tea. It faces different directions in different shots after he puts it down on the bookcase. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: [at infirmary after Jimmie is beaten by Jingles and his thugs... upon seeing Rainwood in bed] Oh, man. Rainwood, why don't you do yourself and everyone else some good here. Give me their names. I'll make sure they don't bother you anymore.
Jimmie Rainwood: [weakly] I fell.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: You need some help in here. It's pretty obvious.
Jimmie Rainwood: I might be new, but I know how some things work around here.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: [sighs] Fine. You want to be known as a stand-up guy? Fine.
Jimmie Rainwood: I fell.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: When you get out of here, you're going to segregation for 15 days. ...
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Connections

References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Very compelling
3 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Selleck is absolutely fabulous in this movie! Hollywood usually is very bad with jailhouse movies. They tend to go to extremes when depicting what it's like to suddenly lose your freedom and always neglect to portray the mind-numbing boredom, lack of privacy and constant noise that is for years part of a prisoners daily life. Having spent time in prison myself may make me a bit biased in favor of a movie where a convict actually gets revenge on the cops who set him up-so be it. I can remember only one other movie as good as this that came close to showing the reality of prison life and that was 'Short Eyes' a movie filmed in the Tombs in Manhattan-a place where I was a guest more than once. Check out the wonderful performance of F. Murray Abraham in this flick as the tough old con that give Selleck advice on how to survive in prison. Jailhouse movies made in Hollywood always seem patently phony to me as a rule-like some director's idea of what he thinks jail should be. This one is a huge exception to that rule. I recommend it highly and think you'll like it.


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