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The Confession (1999)

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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »

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Harry Fertig
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Sarah Fertig
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Stevie Fertig
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Roy Bleakie
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Liam Clarke
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Judge Judy Crossland
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Eric Malabar
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Nurse Jeannine Carrounbois
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Mark Ethan ...
Dr. Mason Gillett
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Mel Duden
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Cass O'Donnell
Joseph Mosso ...
Bartender (as Joe Mosso)
Kevin McClarnon ...
Sean the Limo Driver
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Jack Renoble
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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the path of truth. Written by David Black

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Trust No One.

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Rated R for language, brief strong violence and some sexual images | See all certifications »
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22 January 1999 (Brazil)  »

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A Confissão  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Jack Renoble: A cynic is an idealist who's been disappointed.
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Bleakie's Bounce
Composed & Produced by David Feinman
©1998 Non-Linear Music/BMI
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It's not difficult to do what's right, it's difficult to know what is right .....
23 February 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about a moral man (Kingsley) trapped in an immoral world. When his son is ill and needing urgent medical attention, the actions of the medical staff lead to serious consequences for all, and Kingsley's character requires legal representation. Baldwin is appointed his lawyer and his experience with Kingsley changes his values. Baldwin had become corrupted by the legal system and was no longer interested in right or wrong, just winning. Kingsley's moral values of right and wrong and admitting our guilt and paying for our wrongs changes Baldwin for the "better". Baldwin's character now has a new set of moral values and this has disastrous consequences for other parties.

I thought this was a movie with a strong moral message and it was well acted by Baldwin and Kingsley for the most part. At times it got a little too much listening to Kingsley's explanations of why we should be honest. He came across as a bit of a saint, and in reality this never happens, just in words. All in all, I thought it well worth watching. In my book an 8 (from 10).


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