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Above Suspicion (1995)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 21 May 1995 (USA)
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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Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and ... See full summary »

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Dempsey Cain
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Alan Rhinehart
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Gail Cain
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Nick Cain
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Enrique
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Iris
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Pros. Atty. Schultz
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Captain
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Randy
Marty Levy ...
Syd
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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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One Cop Is Too Hot, One Cop Is Too Cool, And One Of Them Will Commit The Perfect Murder. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sex scenes, language and violence | See all certifications »
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In this film, Christopher Reeve plays a paralyzed man. On May 27, 1995, six days after the film's theatrical release, Reeve broke his neck in a horse-riding accident, leaving him paralyzed for the rest of his life. See more »

Goofs

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 Thunder in Paradise (1994) See more »

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Lonely Stranger
Written by Larry Dunn
Performed by The Rythm Shieks
Courtesy of The Music Bridge
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Very Very Good
7 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

A while ago I read in places that Above Suspicion was a sleeper hit in it's time and was a great film with twists and turns. It appeared on television the other night so I decided to give it a go and see what I made of it and after it finished I was in complete shock to actually have found a fantastic B movie thriller. I only know Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent so it was nice to see him in something else apart from that. At one point all the main characters in this I loved in one film or other. Of course reeve's in Superman, Kim Cattrall in Big Trouble in Little China and Joe Mantega in The Godfather Part 3 so to have them all together in one film was great and it worked on so many levels. It all begins with Reeve as a cop who goes out on a drug bust or something along those lines and he get's shot during it. He ends up paralysed from the waist down, becomes very depressed and decides that suicide is the only way out to cure his long and tiring depression, in steps his brother and wife played by Cattrall. He knows that killing himself will leave no insurance on his life to leave to his young son so he pleads with his wife and brother to shoot him in a staged robbery. I will not say no more as it will spoil the fun, but from there on in you are taken straight into a tale of deceit and murder. I still am very shocked to have seen how good it was considering it wasn't backed up by a big film studio so this is what we have to remember from now on. We may have to put up with some terrible B movies that are straight to video but there are some if not a lot of surprisingly good films out there with powerful stories. Keep an eye out and watch if you get the chance as you will not be disappointed, I promise you.


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