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Presumed Innocent (1990)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  27 July 1990 (USA)
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When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder.

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Judge Larren Lyttle
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Det. Lipranzer
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After his former girlfriend is killed and he becomes the prime suspect, D.A. Rusty Sabich goes on a search to find the real killer and finds out he/she may be closer to him than he thinks. Written by Sean Hanson <rantingr@hotmail.com>

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Attraction. Desire. Deception. Murder. No one is ever completely innocent. See more »


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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$86,303,188 (USA)
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A house used for the interior and exterior settings for the Sabich residence is located in Allendale, New Jersey. See more »

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When Rusty is dining with his wife and son in the restaurant he asks his son, who is holding a glass of milk, a question. His son answers immediately holding his knife and fork. It also happens the other way round when the son speaks to his father. See more »

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Rusty Sabich: [voiceover] I'm a prosecutor. I'm part of the business of accusing, judging and punishing. I explore the evidence of a crime and determine who is charged, who is brought to this room to be tried before his peers. I present my evidence to the jury and they deliberate upon it. They must determine what really happened. If they cannot, we will not know whether the accused deserves to be freed or should be punished. If they cannot find the truth, what is our hope of justice?
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MacNamara's Band
Music by Shamus O'Connor
Original Lyrics by John J. Stamford
American Version Lyrics by Red Latham, Walter Carlson (as Wamp Carlson) and Guy Bonham
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A routine courtroom drama, more interesting than suspenseful or, uh, dramatic!
29 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Presumed Innocent (1990)

A well done, middle-of-the-road murder and courtroom drama. Harrison Ford is in his dull, troubled nice-guy mode, plugging along with what is supposed to be tormented normalcy (for a rich and powerful lawyer on the rocks). The pace of the movie is routine but workable. The plot, with all its twists, we've seen before, more or less, until the big surprise at the end, which isn't totally a surprise (and instead of having it unfold as a bit of suspense, it is explained to us while we sit and watch, a very dull way to do things).

That is to say, this is a good way to knock off an evening but don't expect anything special on any level--acting, filming, dialog, plot lines, etc. But it's not a dud. And Raul Julia is quite perfect as the defense lawyer, and the judge, played by Paul Winfield, is a spectacular secondary role.


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