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Defenseless (1991)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  23 August 1991 (USA)
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A lawyer is hired to defend an old college friend accused of murdering her husband.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller
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Det. Beutel
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Ellie Seldes
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Steven Seldes
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Janna Seldes
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Bull Dozer
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Jack Hammer
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Mrs. Bodeck
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Monroe
Christopher M. Brown ...
Dubbing Theatre Employee
Michael Collins ...
Policeman
George P. Wilbur ...
Sherman Bodeck
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T.K.'s Receptionist
John Achorn ...
Board Member in Law Firm
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Board Member in Law Firm
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Storyline

The lawyer Thelma "T.K." Knudsen Katwuller is having a love affair with her client, Steven Seldes, accused of making under-age porn movies through the Blue Screen Production. When T.K. meets her old college friend Ellie Seldes, she finds that she is Steven's wife and Ellie invites T.K. to have dinner with her family at her home. T.K. decides to break-up with Steven and he asks her to meet him in his office. While waiting for Steven, T.K. finds that he owns the Blue Screen Production and had lied to her. The next morning, Ellie is arrested and accused of murdering her husband and Ellie hires T.K. to defend her. Detective Beutel feels that something is missing in the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stalked by a madman. Framed by a killer. Terrified by the truth.

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Mystery | Thriller

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23 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eternal Evil  »

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$6,413,375 (USA)
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Barbara Hershey & Sam Shepard were Great!
6 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This films opening scene takes place with a young girl cheerleader entering the mens locker room which turns out to be a porno film being produced. The story gets very complicated with murder and romance and the web of mystery keeps you spellbound through out the entire picture. Barbara Hershey(Thelma T.K. Knudsen),"Lantana",'01, is a lawyer who falls in love with a married man and gets deeply involved with his family and finds out that her best friend is married to him. There is a fight and the ice cubes seem to fly all over the place, besides blood in the mens bathroom which becomes a complete mess. There is even a fight in an elevator shaft and Sam Shepard (Detective Beutel),"Blind Horizon,",'04, comes to Thelma's assistance. Beutel is madly in love with Thelma but suspects her of not telling the truth about what is going on and feels she is becoming a number one suspect. This is a very enjoyable film worth viewing.


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