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Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan (1997)

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.

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Eddie Brannigan
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Eddie Brannigan Jr.
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Rebecca Daly
Michael David Simms ...
Allan 'Al' Disanto
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Katherine Trentini
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Jack Bailey
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Cheryl Drew
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Paul Suarez (as Benjamin Ratner)
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Monica Brannigan
Addison Ridge ...
Matthew Daly
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Leslie
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Nina Roman ...
Judge Holloway
Anne Farquhar ...
Priscilla Cunningham
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Mitch Hayes
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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.

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Brian Dennehy....
28 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

we need more movies for TV directed by you; Since TV encompasses only certain subjects, we need a unique director, with actual talent and acting experience!.

While the subject matter of this film could be considered redundant (No more Kobe Bryant stories....please...); Dennehy manages to piece the film together from the victim's viewpoint as well; and this makes ALL the difference.

Alice Krige plays the victim, and this was based on a true story; I find these movies a more artful way to catch up on news; and at least the stories are fact-based. You also can avoid watching mindless newscasters like Tucker Carlson or other NBC "talking heads" with no talent, spewing the news headlines with their bought and paid-for bias. I digress, however; next time you are in the mood for true crime; try LMN or a Lifetime movie, instead of local (yawn) news.

Ms. Krige is excellent, not over the top; and a sympathetic character.In one scene, toward the end, Dennehy has an excellent scene, wherein he watches the tape of her saying "I was terrified...."; as he watches this over and over, he suddenly realizes that his perspective is COMPLETELY different from the woman's; you can read this in his face, and that is the sign of a real actor; they don't need props, costumes, or reality TV shows. They convey emotion through film.


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