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Guilty as Sin (1993)

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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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Phil Garson
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Moe Plimpton
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Judge D. Tompkins
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Prosecutor DiAngelo
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Emily, Jennifer's Assistant
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Lt. Bernard Martinez
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D.A. Heath
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Miriam Langford (as Christina Baren)
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Esther Rothman
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Kathleen Bigelow
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Storyline

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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'avocat du diable  »

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$22,886,222 (USA)
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The French title for this film was "L'Avocat du Diable", which means "The Devil's Advocate". See more »

Goofs

Jennifer Haines (Rebecca De Mornay) is having dinner with her friend, Moe (Jack Warden). He fills her plate with spaghetti and sits down with the serving dish. His plate is clearly empty. In the next two shots, he has a full plate of food. See more »

Quotes

Moe: I don't like to throw things away.
David Greenhill: Yeah, well, oh, sometimes you gotta get rid of the old to make way for the new, you know what I mean? I mean let's face it, old people they just kind of clutter up the world, know what I mean. They walk too slow and they talk too slow and they drive too slow and they're always in the fucking way, trying to remind you about how things used to be. Pain in the ass really.
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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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Naughty Jennifer
14 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not sure where the title comes from, but the film wasn't too bad. The plot had more holes than Augusta National, and the logic leaves a little to be desired, but it was watchable, I'm not a Johnson fan, but apart from Gere I can't imagine anyone else who would have fitted the role better, and he did a great job. Films need great characters, and I thought David Greenhill was a believable character. The Jennifer Haines character has to put up with knowing that her client, in her opinion, is evil and guilty, but she is expected to get him off. The film goes off in a totally different direction to what I expected, so this had to be a plus, (for me anyhow). Jack Warden has always been a great character actor, and didn't let me down. Don't expect a great thriller, and you'll probably enjoy it. De Morney looked a bit like Hillary Clinton.


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