Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  16 July 1993 (USA)
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A convicted wife murderer returns 22 year later to seek revenge on the daughter who help convict him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Braswell
Pete Braswell
Gideon Lee
Julie Hasel ...
Young Karen
Karen's Mother
Ralph McTurk ...
Shane McCabe ...
Margaret Johnson ...
Heinrich James ...
Marina Guard
Jean Fowler ...


Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into Karen's life. Written by Rob Hartill

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A terrifying story of fatherly love.




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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Beneficio del dubbio  »

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$151,860 (USA)

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Frank: [Smugly as his grandson holds a gun on him] You won't do it
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Good movie
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I read Irving's name in the opening credit, I sat there wondering why the actress looks so familiar. Guess I am used to seeing her with red/brunette hair. Then it finally hit me. As for the acting, both Amy and Donald are such great performers.

I recommend seeing this movie at least once, just like any other movie featuring Sutherland. Kiefer gets the talent from his dad without doubt. I never get tired of seeing either one of them on screen.

Although Donald Sutherland is already 70 he still makes movies. I just think it shows how dedicated this man is to what he does best.

I never even heard of the movie before seeing it tonight on Lifetime, but I am glad I tuned in.

I never saw a lot of Amy Irving movies, except for this one, Yentl and Carrie, but after seeing her in this move and the great job she did, I might just watch more of her films.

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