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Under Suspicion (2000)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pablo Cunqueiro ...
Detective Castillo
Isabel Algaze ...
Camille Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Luis Caballero ...
Paco Rodriguez
Patricia Beato ...
Sahyly Esponda ...
Reina (as Sahyly Yamile)
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Marisol Calero ...
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everyone has secrets. Some of them are crimes. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 November 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Third Degree  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£187,708 (UK) (12 January 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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