Guilty as Sin (1993)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  4 June 1993 (USA)
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A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Garson
Moe Plimpton
Judge D. Tompkins
Ron White ...
Prosecutor DiAngelo
Emily, Jennifer's Assistant
Sean McCann ...
Nolan, Greenhill's Doorman
Lt. Bernard Martinez
Robert Kennedy ...
James Blendick ...
D.A. Heath
Christina Grace ...
Miriam Langford (as Christina Baren)
Lynne Cormack ...
Esther Rothman
Kathleen Bigelow


A man accused of murdering his wife approaches a hotshot female criminal attorney to take his case. The man is a self-professed womaniser, and his alleged motive would be the large sum of money his wife left him. The attorney begins to have second thoughts about representing him when he starts making it look like they're having an affair and tells her things she can't reveal because of lawyer/client privilege, so she starts her own investigation of him, which threatens her career and the safety of her friends and herself. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'avocat du diable  »

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$22,886,222 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The French title for this film was "L'Avocat du Diable", which means "The Devil's Advocate". See more »


Before the climatic fall from the upper level, there is an obvious addition of footrests that have been added to the side of the balcony to serve as support for the stunt woman before she falls to the ground. See more »


David Greenhill: See, people like us Miriam, we're - we're warm. But she's a - she's an attorney.
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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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5 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Rebecca de Mornay and Don Johnson made a great double act for this gripping thriller.

As usual Rebecca de Mornay put everything she had into her role as Jennifer Haines and she did a grand job avoiding the stereotypical lawyer role. Don Johnson also performed well in one of his best roles. I enjoyed Johnson in Miami Vice and Nash Bridges and I was pleasantly surprised when he convincingly portrayed a cool and calculated psycho.

The story itself is gripping throughout and Johnson really is scary in his role as David Greenhill. One moment he is all sane and has the audience feeling sorry for him;the next moment he is a total psycho.

I strongly recommend this underrated little gem.

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