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Guilty as Sin (1993)

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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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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 »

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Jennifer Haines: I think I can get him off.
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Stalking and talking ..........
21 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stalking and talking seems to be what "Guilty as Sin" is all about. Don Johnson does the stalking of his lawyer, Rebecca De Mornay, and everyone in the film talks and talks. Unfortunately, the womanizing Johnson, comes across as an almost unreal villain. He assaults Stephen Lang, yet no police are ever involved. He produces a surprise witness, who's motivation for giving him an alibi for his wife's murder borders on ridiculous. The only redeeming factor about Don Johnson is that his character is so despicable, you have to hang around for the ending, simply to see him get what's due. Don't blink however because the end when it finally does come is both swift and a real stretch of reality. Watchable, but not much more. - MERK


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