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Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

 -  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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Frank
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Karen Braswell
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Pete Braswell
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Dan
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Calhoun
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Gideon Lee
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Suzanna
Ferdy Mayne ...
Mueller
Julie Hasel ...
Young Karen
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Karen's Mother
Ralph McTurk ...
Trooper
Shane McCabe ...
Wayland
Margaret Johnson ...
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Heinrich James ...
Marina Guard
Jean Fowler ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Beneficio del dubbio  »

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$151,860 (USA)
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Frank: Am i a rattler... Pete?
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A mediocre film with an excellent performance by Irving
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that although the story itself was quite mediocre, casting Amy Irving as the daughter was a brilliant move. Irving was practically unrecognisable as the woman who - many years ago - identified her father as the murderer of her mother.

Irving is relaxed, uninhibited & - again - almost unrecognisable in her role as Karen Braswell. Karen has straight, bleached blond hair & drives a pick-up. Her role blew me away when I first saw this film. After "Carrie," "The Fury," etc... I was so used to seeing Irving as curly-haired, cautious, & retrospective. Karen Braswell was brashy, kinda trashy, blond & sure of herself - a role that actors literally kill for.

If you are a fan of acting, I highly recommend seeing this film JUST for Amy Irving's performance. She is AMAZING-!!!


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