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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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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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A hidden past, a secret life, witness or suspect, guilty or innocent? 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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$109,863 (USA) (22 September 2000)

Gross:

$258,691 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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The film features Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. See more »

Goofs

There is one scene, a flashback, where it shows Henry jogging around a breakwater, or rock walkway, with the neighbors dog. Here you will see the dog clearly on a leash. This is the only scene where the dog is on a leash otherwise the dog has always been seen running free. 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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Baila Mi Bomba
Written by Modesto Cepeda
Performed by Modesto Cepeda & Maximo Torres
Courtesy of M.C. Bomba
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Is he innocent or guilty
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an intense drama that takes place between Gene Hackman as the suspect, Henry Hearst, and Morgan Freeman as Capt. Victor B., mostly in the form of an interrogation at a police station in Puerto Rico.

However, it has some interesting scenes that take place outside the police station, while the interrogation is on going - showing us what might have happened.

Both Hackman and Freeman do excellent work in this film, as expected of these two pros. Thomas Jane, a good actor, has little to work with in this particular drama, which showcases Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman as the leads.

Monica Bellucci plays Chantal, the beautiful young wife of Henry Hearst, however, in my opinion, her acting was only average except for one scene where she is crying. Mostly she is just delicious eye candy.

As the interrogation continues, Henry's story keeps changing as Victor hammers away at him about the rape and murder of two young girls, until secret after secret is uncovered and fully revealed much to Henry's humiliation.

Just prior to the ending, Henry goes completely out of character, in my opinion, and when we reach the conclusion to the case, it is somewhat disappointing.

Other than the somewhat weak ending, however, the film is quite riveting and held my interest entirely, although perhaps it is just a bit overly long for a interrogation format, and does lead at times to some repetition, it is nonetheless a highly entertaining film.

8 stars out of 10


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