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Above Suspicion (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 May 1995 (USA)
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A paralyzed cop takes advantage of the sympathy he attracts in order to get rid of his cheating wife and her lover.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dempsey Cain
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Alan Rhinehart
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Gail Cain
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Nick Cain
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Enrique
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Iris
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Pros. Atty. Schultz
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Captain
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Def. Atty. Wallace (as Natalia Nogulich)
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Randy
Marty Levy ...
Syd
J.J. Johnston ...
Hank
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Damon Cain
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Jorge de La Paz
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Laura
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A Cop is paralysed in a shooting and unable to walk. His misfortune brings him sympathy which he uses to devise a plan to rid himself of his unfaithful wife and her lover. Written by Rob Hartill

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They thought they could get away with murder. They thought they were... [Above Suspicion] See more »

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Rated R for strong sex scenes, language and violence | See all certifications »
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21 May 1995 (USA)  »

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In this film, Christopher Reeve plays a paralyzed man. Six days after this film's theatrical release, Christopher Reeve broke his neck in a horse-riding accident, leaving him paralyzed for the rest of his life. See more »

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When we cut back to the end of the judge's speech about the unexpected prosecution witness, the judge's lips aren't moving. See more »

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Features My Favorite Brunette (1947) See more »

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Written and Performed by Beverly D'Angelo and Jeff D'Angelo
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A Surprisingly Good, Unknown and Underrated Film Noir
5 January 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dempsey Cain (Christopher Reeve) is a perfectionist and accurate detective, married with Gail (Kim Cattrall), having a son and living in a comfortable house. His brother Nick (Edward Kerr) is a reckless policeman and is having an affair with Gail. Dempsey's colleague Rhinehart (Joe Mantegna) disputes with him who is the best detective in their district. One day, in a bust in a hotel, trying to arrest five Mexicans who killed two policemen, Dempsey is shot and become paralyzed below his waist. Dempsey becomes very depressed and tries unsuccessfully to suicide. Then, he proposes his brother and his wife to kill him, simulating a robbery in his house, in order to get his life insurance paid and for them to raise his son. What happens next makes this movie an excellent film noir. I would never expect such a good unknown film. The story and the screenplay are great, having many plot points, and the performance of the cast is perfect. The irony is that Christopher Reeves became paralyzed after this movie in an accident. Recommended for those who likes amoral movies. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Suspeita" ("Without Suspicion")


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