6.2/10
188
3 user 1 critic

My Son Is Innocent (1996)

After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Taboo (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.

Director: Max Makowski
Stars: Nick Stahl, Eddie Kaye Thomas, January Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.

Director: Julian Goldberger
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams, Michael Pitt
Killing Mr. Griffin (TV Movie 1997)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Scott Bairstow, Amy Jo Johnson, Mario Lopez
Away from Here I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Six years after an affair with the 15-year old daughter of the pastor who was his mentor, a former youth minister, now an ex-con and recovering addict, returns to his hometown seeking a ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Van Dusen
Stars: Alicia Witt, Ray Wise, Nick Stahl
Twist (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director: Jacob Tierney
Stars: Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie
Timemaster (1995)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Young Jesse travels through time trying to stop a bunch of evil, virtual, fight managers from destroying Earth.

Director: James Glickenhaus
Stars: Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus, Pat Morita, Joanna Pacula
Wasted (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Texan small town high school buddies Chris, Owen Turner and Samantha 'Sam' Campbell were inconspicuous, bored and feeling blasé about anti-drug campaigns, so they 'experiment'. After OD'ed ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Nick Stahl, Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul
A Hole in One (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When her brother Bobby returns from World War II mentally damaged, Anna has to deal with her parents who don't aknowledge her brother's existence, who is now brought to a mental hospital. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Ledes
Stars: Michelle Williams, Meat Loaf, Tim Guinee
Dead Awake (2010)
Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A funeral parlor employee looks to unravel a 10-year-old mystery.

Director: Omar Naim
Stars: Nick Stahl, Rose McGowan, Amy Smart
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800's Russia.

Director: Reverge Anselmo
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Julie Walters, Geraldine James
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.

Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton
Biography | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a woman dies in a supposed accident, her parents suspect their son-in-law of foul play. When the police begin to agree, the murder suspect vanishes.

Director: John Cosgrove
Stars: Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bartlett, Andy Romano
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Margaret Sutter
...
Eric Sutter
...
David Harbin
...
Det. Carver
...
Det. Mendoza
...
Joann Brodsky
...
Hennessey
...
Niles Brokaw
...
Lisa Eubanks
...
Donna
...
Paediatrician
Michael Greene
...
Dan Pendleton
Charles Kahlenberg ...
Trial Judge
Cynthia Jordan ...
Female Customer
Edit

Storyline

After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media turn against him. Only through the dogged determination of his mother, and her loyal boyfriend does Eric and the victim have a chance for justice to be served. Written by Sean Parlaman <seanpar@efn.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Accused of rape. Sent to prison. Sometimes it takes more than love to protect your child.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Geschändet - Ein Sohn unter Verdacht  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great film about a very persistent woman who fights for justice to clear her son's name
25 October 2006 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a powerful drama based on real life events. Maggie Stutter is shocked when her teenage son Eric is incriminated for the brutal assault of a neighbour. Even more so when he is actually convicted of the crime. She sets out to clear her son's name with the help of top lawyer Dan Pendleton. Her job as a pediatrician's assistant becomes jeopardised in the ensuing turmoil. It also affects both Maggie's relationship with her long-suffering boyfriend and that of her son with his girlfriend Donna, played by Michelle Williams of Dawson's Creek fame. As the film develops the 'good cop, bad cop' method of investigating the case takes on more sinister proportions. With the District Attourney under pressure to provide a conviction, the victim is persuaded by the police to give eye-witness testimony in an effort to convict Eric. This provides the basis for the prosecution's case and is a shocking example of how power can be abused.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How Ironic! elwyn5150
Where can I get it? Prettylittlelie
good movie mdtracie
Looking for the soundtrack thomas-1290
UK Showing Fri 25 June 2010, 4pm - 6pm on FIVE USA janturner007
Discuss My Son Is Innocent (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?