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Physical Evidence (1989)

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A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.

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Storyline

Extortionist Jake Farley is found strangled, and the clues lead directly to former detective Joe Paris, who insists on his innocence but can't provide an alibi. Public defendant Jenny Hudson gets the case, but has problems unravelling the case, complicated by the fact that virtually everyone hated Farley, and Paris has a few enemies as well. She rejects the prosecution's offers to plea bargain, but meanwhile the witnesses she finds are discredited or silenced, and an unidentified patrol car shadows Paris and Hudson wherever they go. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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police | murder | killed by woman

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If he's innocent, the truth could save him. If he's guilty, the lies could kill her. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Physical Evidence  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,560,932 (USA)
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Second and final theatrical feature for director Michael Crichton where the movie was not a science-fiction or fantasy genre piece. The first was The Great Train Robbery (1978). See more »

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Forgettable Film.
15 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Author Michael Crichton directed this crime mystery starring Burt Reynolds as suspended policeman Joe Paris, who is suspected of murdering an extortionist. With no alibi or money, Joe must use the services of public defender Jenny Hudson(played by Theresa Russell) who has her work cut out for her, since, even though the murdered man had many enemies, so does Joe, making her investigation difficult. Can she save Joe, and not fall in love with him too? Forgettable film was originally conceived as a sequel to "Jagged Edge". When that fell through, it was rewritten to its present form. Indifferently acted and utterly predictable film has little to recommend it.


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