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Under Suspicion (2000)

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »

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Nydia Caro ...
Isabella
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Superintendent
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Detective Castillo
Isabel Algaze ...
Camille Rodriguez
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Maria Rodriguez
Luis Caballero ...
Paco Rodriguez
Patricia Beato ...
Darlita
Sahyly Esponda ...
Reina (as Sahyly Yamile)
Hector Travieso ...
Peter
Marisol Calero ...
Sergeant Arias
Vanessa Shenk ...
Sue Ellen Huddy
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A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer... Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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In a world of secrets, the truth is never what it seems. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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15 November 2000 (France)  »

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Third Degree  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$109,863 (USA) (24 September 2000)

Gross:

$258,691 (USA) (22 October 2000)
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The film features Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. See more »

Goofs

Chantal Hearst spits on the mirror. When we see the mirror again, her spit has disappeared. See more »

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Captain Victor Benezet: Go home. Put on a funny hat. Do whatever it is morons do.
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References Three Little Pigs (1933) See more »

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Sola Voy
Written by Ángel 'Cucco' Peña & Tato Rossi
Performed by Olga Tañón
Courtesy of WEA International, Inc.
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Compelling thriller stumbles before the finish line.
14 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

A film with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman in the two main roles is a dream come true for anyone who loves the art of acting, and their performances here (especially Hackman's, who after all does have the more showy part) are stunning. Stephen Hopkins' direction is hip, inventive and unstagy (though it must be said that his "a person can physically visit someone else's flashbacks" trick had already been done three years earlier, in "The Ugly"), the dialogue is sharp, and the story is compelling. So what's wrong with this picture? You guessed it...the ending! Simply put, the ending is baffling and unbelievable, no matter how you try to "explain" it. This film closely resembles the 1994 French thriller "A Pure Formality", and the irony is that, although that was a much worse film overall, it had a genuine surprise at the end, while "Under Suspicion" has the kind of "surprise" that makes the whole film come off as one big red herring. (**1/2)


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