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The Burden of Proof (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 February 1992 (USA)
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A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.

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A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.

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Brian Dennehy also appeared in the original Presumed Innocent (1990), making him the only actor to appear in both films. He plays a different character in this film, however. His original character, Tommy Molto, appeared in another sequel, Innocent (2011), but was played by Richard Schiff. That film, like this one, was directed by Mike Robe. See more »

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This is a fairly faithful rendering of the novel with underwhelming casting
10 September 2000 | by (Phlorida) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, the crises that set off the drama in "The Burden of Proof" aren't as compelling as the one in "Presumed Innocent." Still, late middle age should have its own moments of deadly suspense. With better casting, this movie might have had more such moments.

The problem is that Hector Elizondo, a wonderful actor in his own right, has to compete with the memory of Raul Julia who created the role. Guess who wins. And casting Brian Dennehy in the role of Dixon Hartnell was just plain silly. Did the producers think we'd forget his crucial role in "Presumed Innocent."

But taken for what it is, a Scott Turow legal drama masquerading as a prime time soap, you cod do a lot worse than this picture.

The networks certainly have. Many times.


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