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The Confession -- THE CONFESSION is a gripping courtroom thriller about a man who loses everything an in return gains his soul. It explores one man's quest for justice and another's man's perception of morality. The scheming dynamics of each character builds to a pulse- pounding conclusion when the lines between good and evil are crossed.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Sol Yurick (novel)
David Black (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 January 1999 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Trust No One.
Plot:
A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A mystery of ideas See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Ben Kingsley ... Harry Fertig

Amy Irving ... Sarah Fertig

Ryan Marsini ... Stevie Fertig

Alec Baldwin ... Roy Bleakie

Boyd Gaines ... Liam Clarke
Anne Twomey ... Judge Judy Crossland
Lázaro Pérez ... Eric Malabar

Becky Ann Baker ... Nurse Jeannine Carrounbois
Mike Hodge ... Security Guard
Mark Ethan ... Dr. Mason Gillett

Kevin Conway ... Mel Duden

Richard Jenkins ... Cass O'Donnell
Joseph Mosso ... Bartender (as Joe Mosso)
Kevin McClarnon ... Sean the Limo Driver

Jay O. Sanders ... Jack Renoble
Ken Marks ... Kevin the Waiter
Laura Esterman ... Sarah's Cousin

Christopher Lawford ... D.A. Elliott Cunningham

Marian Quinn ... Assistant D.A. Liz
John Seitz ... Older Assistant D.A.
Philip LeStrange ... Prosecutor Rafe Katz
Maurice Carlton ... Cabbie

Gerry Bamman ... Psychiatrist

Meg Gibson ... Bleakie's Assistant
Chuck Pfeiffer ... Mr. Lofgren

Joan MacIntosh ... Jane Lofgren

Lara Harris ... Meg Renoble
Jessica Ambrose ... Dotty O'Donnell
Amo Gulinello ... Psychiatric Ward Intern

Sharon Washington ... Hospital Administrator

Tom Tammi ... Andy Havighurst
Brian McHugh ... Jacob Federman
Frank Girardeau ... Jerry McMullan
Paul Stolarsky ... Old Man in Cemetery

Chris Noth ... Campuso

Nesbitt Blaisdell ... William Defeo
Sloane Shelton ... Mrs. Defeo
James Pritchett ... Judge Seth Dunbar
Doug Barron ... Court Clerk
Johnny Tran ... Chinese Waiter
Mike Sheehan ... Television Newscaster
Adele Sammarco ... Courthouse Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

General Fermon Judd Jr. ... Liam's friend (uncredited)

Ric Sechrest ... Fraternity Brother (uncredited)

Anthony Zaccaro ... Lieutenant Finello (uncredited)

Directed by
David Hugh Jones 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sol Yurick (novel "Fertig")

David Black (screenplay)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... executive producer
Alec Baldwin .... producer
Ted Kurdyla .... co-executive producer
Corrinne Mann .... producer
Gregory J. Pace .... associate producer
Elie Samaha .... producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
Lori Zuker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Fash 
 
Film Editing by
Ray Hubley 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Jennifer McNamara 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Edward Pisoni 
 
Art Direction by
Diann Duthie 
 
Set Decoration by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Edi Giguere 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Choi .... makeup artist
Carl Fullerton .... makeup designer
Christine Leiter .... makeup artist
Rick Provenzano .... hair stylist
Linda Lazar .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Adam Brightman .... assistant unit production manager
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Ted Kurdyla .... unit production manager
John A. Machione .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Garvin .... second assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Justine Dolan-Coates .... assistant property master
Stephen Finkin .... on-set dresser
John Peter Melendez .... set dresser (as J.P. Melendez)
Michael Parmelee .... set dresser
Elizabeth Schlitten .... property master
Ron von Blomberg .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Kris Campbell .... adr supervisor
Kris Campbell .... foley supervisor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Harriet Fidlow .... group adr editor (as Harriet Fidlow Winn)
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Steve Jaszkowiak .... foley mixer
John Kestler .... sound editor (as John "JK" Kestler)
Susan Kurtz .... dialog editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor
Charlie McIntyre .... cable (as Charles McIntyre III)
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Donald Murray .... dialogue supervisor
John Rice .... sound editor
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... re-recording mixer
Frank Stettner .... sound mixer
Robert W. Vandling .... sound effects supervisor
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Bob Andres)
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Adam Bianchi .... grip
Oliver Cary .... camera trainee
Charles Casillo .... grip
Lamont Crawford .... dolly grip
Jim Denny .... best boy electric
Geoffrey Erb .... additional director of photography
Daniel Howie .... electrician
William Klayer .... gaffer
Antonio Ponti .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Denise Schwab .... second assistant camera
Tom Shinn .... electrician
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
John Sosenko .... Steadicam operator
John Sosenko .... camera operator
Arthur Szefer .... first assistant camera: b camera
Pamela Weese .... electrician
Mel Cannon .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mark Bennett .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Pease .... set costumer
Frankie Ritacco .... wardrobe supervisor
Heidi Shulman .... wardrobe supervisor
Kim Wilcox .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Agnes Grandits .... first assistant editor (as Agnes Challe-Grandits)
Cynthia Ludwig .... film conform editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
 
Location Management
Eryka Seimona Henderson .... assistant location manager
Joaquin Diego Prange .... location assistant
Andrew Saxe .... location manager
 
Music Department
Marie Berard .... orchestra contractor
Peter Breiner .... conductor
David Feinman .... additional composer: score
Michael James Jackson .... music consultant
Ron Korb .... musician: flute
Andrew Lockington .... assistant to composer
Greg Robertson .... assistant scoring engineer
Ron Searles .... music score recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Henry S. Avelin .... teamster captain
George Campbell .... teamster
James Charleston .... teamster
Thomas Crehan .... teamster
Kevin Currie .... teamster
Bob Dean .... teamster (as Robert Dean)
Donald Dugan .... teamster
Hap Ellis .... teamster
John Johnson .... parking coordinator
Fred Liberman .... teamster
John Marsh .... teamster
Steven Menasian .... teamster
Gary Shuckahosee .... teamster
George Washington .... teamster
 
Other crew
Tevin Adelman .... consultant: Judaism
Tevin Adelman .... set production assistant
Monica Barraza .... office production intern
Salvatore Carino .... production auditor
David Cornue .... office production intern
Tony Cypres .... first assistant accountant
Joe D'Angelo .... director of finance
Todd Etelson .... stand-in: Alec Baldwin
Joe Facey .... craft service (as Joseph Facey)
Johnjozuf Hadley .... office production assistant
Desmond Harvey .... craft service
Suzanne Landau .... production coordinator
King Lee .... production assistant
Yisreal Lifschutz .... consultant: Judaism
Karen Mahan .... set production assistant
Gillian Malone .... assistant production coordinator
Lorraine Mazzola .... stand-in: Amy Irving
Mark McGarry .... creative associate
Eddie Micallef .... set production assistant
Andy Muller .... set production assistant
Joe Orrach .... stand-in: Ben Kingsley
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor (as Nini Rogan)
Efraim Sapir .... cantor
Bethann Schebece .... set production assistant
Julie Siege .... assistant: Mr. Jones
Tracee Stanley .... creative associate
Jason Stant .... office production assistant
Michael Ventresco .... title designer: main titles
T. Vincent .... assistant: Mr. Baldwin
Esther Walfish .... consultant: Yiddisch
Steve Weintraub .... assistant director of finance
 
Thanks
Donald Trump .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, brief strong violence and some sexual images
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114 min
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A mystery of ideas, 30 March 2001
Author: bencharif from New York, N. Y.

I'm not a particularly avid follower of movie actors, or of movies as they're released, which probably explains why I found "The Confession"--and Alec Baldwin's performance in it--so surprising. I'd heard nothing about this film and saw it quite by accident.

Movies like "The Confession"--that is, movies with moral dilemmas at their center ("It's not hard to do the right thing; it's hard to know what the right thing is" is the central dilemma of the film)--often bypass the ambiguities of complex moral questions in favor of a single answer everyone can love.

In this film there are moral ambiguities aplenty, and the film deals honestly with the difficulty of facing those ambiguities head-on and taking a clear position. Alec Baldwin's performance was startling and complex--a beautiful thing to watch. The supporting cast, including Amy Irving, was top-notch, too.

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