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Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

R | | Thriller | 16 July 1993 (USA)
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
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Mueller
Julie Hasel ...
Young Karen
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Karen's Mother
Ralph McTurk ...
Trooper
Shane McCabe ...
Wayland
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Heinrich James ...
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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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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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Another great Amy Irving performance
27 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How many times have I watched something for a period of time before realizing that I'm looking at Amy Irving? This film was no exception. The woman is a chameleon, and though she certainly has been recognized for her work, I think she's underrated.

The plot of this film is mildly interesting - a man convicted of murdering his wife makes parole and looks up his daughter, who helped put him away. His daughter begins to doubt her testimony.

It would have been more intriguing to keep the plot on that level, to have the audience unsure throughout the film. Unfortunately, the plot disintegrates past a certain point and becomes a chase film, albeit through some magnificent scenery.

Donald Sutherland is very good in what has become a familiar role for him. But Amy makes the movie.


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