6.1/10
188
4 user 1 critic

Shadow of a Doubt (1995)

Charlie Sloan is an alcoholic defence lawyer drawn back into the courtroom by Robin Harwell, a woman he once loved who wants him to defend her stepdaughter Angel, who is accused of murder. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Charlie is a young woman who is thrilled that her favorite Uncle Charlie is coming home for good. But she soon discovers that her namesake, a "Wall Street financier," has a deep, dark ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Mark Harmon, Margaret Welsh, Norm Skaggs
Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wanna-be tough guy and his 14-year-old girlfriend go on a murder spree.

Stars: Randy Quaid, Roberts Blossom, Tom Bower
Perfect Witness (TV Movie 1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing
A Killing in a Small Town (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Brian Dennehy, William Devane, Tracey Needham
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jack Reed is investigating a mass murder that occurred in a cemetery in broad daylight. Most individuals at the cemetery and the victims are Russian immigrants and they either fear or don't... See full summary »

Director: Brian Dennehy
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Charles S. Dutton, Susan Ruttan
The Burden of Proof (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: Hector Elizondo, Brian Dennehy, Mel Harris
In Broad Daylight (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to ... See full summary »

Director: James Steven Sadwith
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Cloris Leachman, Marcia Gay Harden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A lawyer is accused of rape by one of his female associates. He denies it, but his friends, neighbors and associates are split on whether they trust him or not.

Director: Brian Dennehy
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Reed Diamond, Alice Krige
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Chicago police detective Jack Reed investigates the brutal murder of a stripper while he deals with corruption and bureaucracy within his own department.

Director: Brian Dennehy
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Charles S. Dutton, Susan Ruttan
Deadly Matrimony (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alan Masters is a despicable businessman with his hands in organized crime. He marries Diane, a kind and gentle woman, and abuses and batters her viciously. Sergeant John Reed has had ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Treat Williams, Embeth Davidtz
Three Blind Mice (TV Movie 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Debrah Farentino, Mary Stuart Masterson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charley Sloan
...
Robin Harwell
...
...
Nate Golden
...
Mark Evola
...
Sidney Sherman
Michael MacRae ...
Walter Figer (as Michael Macrae)
...
Judge Brown
...
Williams
...
Little Mike
...
Dr. Fred Williams
Mavor Moore ...
Max Webster
...
Judge Mulhern
...
...
Kevin Carroll Jr.
Edit

Storyline

Charlie Sloan is an alcoholic defence lawyer drawn back into the courtroom by Robin Harwell, a woman he once loved who wants him to defend her stepdaughter Angel, who is accused of murder. Sloan is out of his depth as his opponents mount a bitter campaign to portray him as a drunk and the trial becomes a media circus. Can Sloan justify Robin's faith in him? Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra da Dúvida  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If only the courtroom scenes were better crafted.....
14 July 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Brian Dennehy portrays Charlie Sloan, a recovering alcoholic defense attorney back from the lower depths and hired by an old flame, Robin Harwell (Bonnie Bedelia), to represent her stepdaughter Angel (Fairuza Balk) in a murder case wherein Angel has been arrested for the slaying of her father and Robin's husband, wealthy Harrison Harwell, a case less than promising for the defendant after being snared in hiding with bloody hands and clothing, and possibly coerced into giving a videotaped confession. This is by way of being a vanity film for the always pleasing Dennehy who is seldom off the screen and who writes and directs here as well, and he is adept at building to a mood of suspense, although his acting range limitations are brought into focus. The cast produces pleasure with nice performances from Michael Nussbaum and Joe Grifasi, while Bruce McGill dominates his scenes as is his custom, and only the generally reliable Ken Pogue somehow not being able to act his way out of a box this time; it is, however, Fairuza Balk who contributes a star turn, by understanding her part and instinctively providing always appropriate shadings to her role. Excellent cinematography from Neil Roach and editing by Douglas Ibold also enhance this affair, making its weakness in the climactic courtroom scenes so disappointing, for when the cast must park itself before a judge, hackneyed scripting takes over, and the eventual post-juridical surprises lose their impact.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?