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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dempsey Cain
Alan Rhinehart
Gail Cain
Nick Cain
Pros. Atty. Schultz
Def. Atty. Wallace (as Natalia Nogulich)
Marty Levy ...
Damon Cain
Jorge de La Paz


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 »


Drama | Thriller

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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. 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 »


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Written by Philip Bailey, Roxanne Seeman, & Chuck Wild
Performed by Scott Mayo (Saxophone)
(c) 1992 Noa-Noa Music (ASCAP), Life by Wild Music (BMI) and Sir & Trini Music (BMI)
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Wow, What Irony!
17 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty interesting crime movie that has been overshadowed by the irony of it: Christopher Reeve playing a man in a wheelchair, and he himself being paralyzed not long after this movie.

This story concerns a cop who gets paralyzed and then gets revenge on his wife and brother, both of whom were having an affair behind his back which he knew about. Joe Mantegna's role, I thought, was the best, as the pursuing cop on the case, although Reeve is very good, too. Kim Cattrall's garbage-mouth helps make her a convincing villain as the cheating wife.

There is one major credibility problem, however, with this film that might have you shaking your head. You'll have to check to movie to know what I mean, because I don't want to spoil it here. The film is a worth a look, however - definitely recommended. It will have you involved.

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