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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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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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Lawyer tries to solve grizzly murder
3 October 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Police try to solve the murder of a businessman. Unknown to them, the man's attorney is implicated and, of course, she wants to keep her involvement secret. This leads to the wrong person being charged, causing the lawyer to go looking for the real culprit. Good mystery with lots of action and tense drama.


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