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Shadow of Doubt (1998)

After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rising rapper Bobby Medina. With a ... See full summary »

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Kitt Devereux
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Jack Campioni
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Laird Atkins
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Al Gordon
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Bobby Medina
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Paul Saxon
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Leslie Saxon
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Sylvia Saxon
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Detective Krause
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Detective Baker
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Marvin Helm
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Bridget Paul
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Cheryl
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After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rising rapper Bobby Medina. With a history of drugs and violence, Medina is a likely suspect, but Devereux suspects there's more to the case as she locks horns with her ex-husband, D.A. Jack Campioni, and a wealthy woman whose son is a presidential candidate. Dealing with her own tainted past and the unreliable Medina, Devereux struggles to prove her client's innocence even to herself. Written by Kitty-47

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In a world of lies, nothing is more dangerous than the Truth.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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9 April 1998 (Singapore)  »

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Reasonable Doubt  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Jack Campioni: If you can't be best, be first. And if you can't be first, be best.
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Watchable, but too contrived.
23 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Not every actor was meant to play every role. Richard Gere, for example, was ideal as a high-profile, hotshot lawyer in "Primal Fear"; Melanie Griffith plays the female version of more or less the exact same role here, and she makes a valiant try, but the result is just posing, not acting. The film is watchable, thanks mostly to good direction by Randal Kleiser, who gives it the look and feel of a picture destined for theatrical release, even though it barely got any. But it is weakly plotted, and relies on all sorts of contrivances to move along (criminals who are carelessly spilling their guts out about crimes they committed, etc.). And what's worse, it doesn't play fair with the audience; the resolution is based on clues we had no way of knowing about. At least Tom Berenger proves that he is still a dependable actor. (**)


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