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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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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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Some people would kill for love. See more »


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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Aus Mangel an Beweisen  »

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$86,303,188 (USA)
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A brief clip of a courtroom scene is shown in the film "The Ghosts of Mississippi". 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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Bland, Boring Pakula
14 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The lead investigator (Harrison Ford) on a murder case becomes the prime suspect after it is revealed that he was having an affair with her. With fingerprints and DNA everywhere, can he convince them of his innocence? Besides Harrison Ford, we have Raul Julia playing a role other than Gomez Addams, which is nice to see. There is also the medical examiner, who is hilarious, by far my favorite character in the movie.

Not director Alan Pakula's best work by far, though he does well by covering the ground he covered in "All the President's Men" by mixing crime and politics. This is always an intriguing mix, especially when executed by a capable director, writer and cast. This film has such things, and is therefore a worthy film, and enjoyable.

I found the flashbacks to be annoying more than anything. I understand they were important to make the connection between the victim and the accused, but she was presented as if she was a gorgeous catch, but was rather hideous and manipulative. Her alleged liaisons with important men does not make her a victim that gets much sympathy from me.


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