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Under Suspicion -- In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional co-respondent for painter Carlo Stasio but the pair are shot dead in the hotel room. In charge of the case is Frank, Tony's ex-partner still on the Brighton force. His most likely suspects are Angeline, Stasio's mistress who is set to inherit his house and pictures, and Tony himself, parts of whose story don't seem to add up.
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Writers (WGA):
John Wainwright (book)
Claude Miller (1981 screenplay Garde à vue) ...
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Release Date:
2 June 2000 (Italy) See more »
Everyone has secrets. Some of them are crimes. See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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The ending doesn't work as well as it should but the idea is there and the performances carry the whole thing See more (157 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Hackman ... Henry Hearst

Morgan Freeman ... Captain Victor Benezet

Thomas Jane ... Detective Felix Owens

Monica Bellucci ... Chantal Hearst
Nydia Caro ... Isabella

Miguel Ángel Suárez ... Superintendent
Pablo Cunqueiro ... Detective Castillo
Isabel Algaze ... Camille Rodriguez

Jacqueline Duprey ... 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
Gelian Cotto ... Paulina Valera
Myron Herrick ... Mr. Ricardi
Vanesa Millán ... Wife #1
Zina Ponder Pistor ... Wife #2
Willie Denton ... Ben
Ramon Saldana ... Raymond (as Ramón Saldaña)

Conchita Vicens ... Ruthanne (as Conchita Vicéns)
Rene Cervoni ... Thomas (as René Cervoni)
Frank Rose ... Drunken Acquaintance

Mike Gomez ... Singer (voice)
Luisa Leschin ... Singer (voice)

Vanessa Marquez ... Singer (voice)

Norma Maldonado ... Singer (voice)

Richard Miro ... Singer (voice) (as Richard Miró)
Odaylys Nanin ... Singer (voice)

Al Rodrigo ... Singer (voice)

Marcelo Tubert ... Singer (voice)
Victor M. Candelario ... Ballroom Musician
Rafi Escudero ... Ballroom Musician
Juan Luis Garcia ... Ballroom Musician
Miguel Martínez ... Ballroom Musician (as Miguel Martinez)
Eddie Santiago Ortiz ... Ballroom Musician
Eliezer Dávila Ruiz ... Ballroom Musician

Miguel Zayas ... Ballroom Musician (as Miguel M. Zayas)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eliezer Ortiz ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Hopkins 
Writing credits
John Wainwright (book "Brainwash")

Claude Miller (1981 screenplay Garde à vue) and
Jean Herman (1981 screenplay Garde à vue) and
Michel Audiard (1981 screenplay Garde à vue)

Tom Provost (screenplay) and
W. Peter Iliff (screenplay)

Produced by
Ross Grayson Bell .... executive producer
Matthew Binns .... financial line producer: TF1
Morgan Freeman .... executive producer
Anne Marie Gillen .... producer
Gene Hackman .... executive producer
Stephen Hopkins .... producer
Maurice Leblond .... executive producer
Lori McCreary .... producer (as Lori Mccreary)
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... post-production producer (as Cory McCrum-Abdo)
Llewellyn Wells .... line producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Peter Levy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Smith 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Eddie Dunlop 
Production Design by
Cecilia Montiel 
Art Direction by
Michael Atwell 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kasch 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Deena Adair .... hair stylist
Dominique Borrel .... makeup assistant (as Dominique Borrell-Wlimont)
Michael Hancock .... makeup designer (as Mike Hancock)
Loida E. Jeannot .... assistant hair stylist
Aida Pizarro .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Ellen Gordon .... production supervisor (as Ellen S. Gordon)
Llewellyn Wells .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Rosario Albert .... second assistant director
Cliff Lanning .... first assistant director
Juan Esteban Suárez .... second second assistant director
Jane Chase Wells .... second second assistant director (as Jane Wells)
Art Department
Javier Betancourt .... swing gang
Charlie Bonilla .... construction foreman (as Carlos 'Charlie' Bonilla)
Clive Brown .... construction foreman
Gladys Bustos .... assistant property master
Victor Cruz .... carpenter
David Dimnet .... carpenter
Josh Hiney .... general foreman
Josh Hiney .... stand-by construction
Bonita Huffman .... assistant set decorator
Luis López-Baquero .... draftsman
Francisco 'Panchi' López-Franco .... construction buyer
Alejandra Martinez .... painter
Francisco Martinez .... set dresser (as Francisco 'Pancho' Martinez)
R. Dean McCreary .... assistant scenic painter (as Dean McCreary)
R. Dean McCreary .... stand-by scenic painter (as Dean McCreary)
Georgie Miranda .... carpenter
Jamal Munnerlyn .... carpenter
Jesse Muson .... on-set dresser
Carlos A. Márquez .... swing gang
Elizabeth Norton .... scenic painter
Tomas Owen .... assistant art director (as Tomás Owen)
Mariam Padial .... art department coordinator
Laurel Pickering .... lead scenic painter
Rosario Reyes .... swing gang (as Rosario R. Reyes-Rivera)
Thomas A. Ritchotte .... propmaker
Héctor Edgardo Robles .... carpenter
Peter Rodriguez .... painter
Rafael A. Roig .... construction buyer
Harlak P. Rubio .... assistant property master (as Harak P. Rubio)
José Carlos Santiago .... swing gang
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
John Stone .... construction coordinator
José Manuel Torres .... carpenter
Teddy Torres .... carpenter
Zina Torres .... lead man
Russ Warren .... propmaker
Nydia Gonzalez .... props (uncredited)
Ricardo Naveira .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Austin .... supervising sound editor (as Peter Drake Austin)
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Joe Earle .... sound effects editor (as Joseph H. Earle)
Joe Earle .... sound re-recording mixer
Kei Gilson .... assistant sound editor
Ann Hadsell .... adr mixer
Christopher Harvengt .... foley editor (as Christopher G. Harvengt)
Scott Hecker .... co-supervising sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Dennis Hill .... dubbing stage recordist
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor (as David Norton Jr.)
Barbara Issak .... adr editor
Simon Kaye .... production sound mixer
Gary Lewis .... dialogue editor
Stuart Martin .... assistant sound editor
David Melhase .... adr editor
Louis Mills .... adr mixer
Myron Nettinga .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric A. Norris .... sound effects editor
Anthony Ortiz .... second boom operator
Brian Ruberg .... foley mixer
Chris Ryan .... assistant sound editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
David Sutton .... boom operator
Ted Phillips .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charlie Bonilla .... special effects supervisor
Don Picard .... stunt double: Mr. Jane
Keith Siglinger .... stunt double: Mr. Hackman
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Aines .... best boy
Craig Aines .... grip
Jose Alvarado .... rigging electrician (as José A. Alvarado Jr.)
Larry Blanford .... aerial director of photography
Gary Brostrom .... key grip (as Gary A. Brostrom)
Emanuel Carrión .... lamp operator
Jason Chavez .... rigging electrician (as Jason Chávez)
Leslie Colombani .... best boy (as Leslie Colombani Jr.)
Leslie Colombani .... electrician (as Leslie Colombani Jr.)
Edgar Colón .... second assistant camera
Ramón Cuadrado .... rigging key grip
Sean Devine .... dolly grip
Alfonso Diaz .... camera loader
Jerry Encarnacion .... rigging electrician (as Jerry Encarnación)
Willie Estrada .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Willie Chan Estrada)
Samuel Fischer .... best boy electric
Mark Freeman .... best boy
Mark Freeman .... electrician
Milton Graña .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Jose 'Flecha' Hernandez .... rigging electrician (as José 'Flecha' Hernández)
Gary Lamantia .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Pedro Juan López .... rigging gaffer (as Pedro Juan 'PJ' López)
Raúl Rosado Maldonado .... best boy (as Raúl Rosado)
Raphy Molinary .... camera operator: "b" camera
Raphy Molinary .... gaffer
Luis Alfredo Montero .... grip (as Luis Freddie Montero)
Felix Nunez .... rigging grip (as Felix Nuñez)
Raymond Orraca .... lamp operator
Anibal Pabon .... grip (as Anibal Pabón)
Angel Pastrana .... grip (as Angel M. Pastrana)
Francisco Román .... grip (as Francisco J. Román)
Efrain Rosado Mestre .... camera trainee
Gilberto Rosario .... rigging grip
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jerry Solomon .... gaffer
Milton Soto .... rigging grip
Jorge Sánchez .... first assistant camera
Geronimo Perez .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Patricia Alonso .... location casting
Leigh French .... voice casting
Suzanne Mohorko .... location casting assistant
Elsa Sánchez .... location casting assistant
Kim Williams .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Krim .... costumer (as Susi Krim)
Lillian Lanette Little .... key costumer
Joseph T. Mastrolia .... key costumer
Orson Rodriguez .... costumer assistant
Frank Perry Rose .... costume supervisor
Gladyris Silva .... costumer
Mari Socorro Pérez .... costumer
Mari Socorro Pérez .... seamstress
Carina Grilli .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Steve Ansell .... assistant editor
Adam Barton .... first assistant editor
Erin Crackel .... editorial intern: New York
Alfonso Freeman .... post-production assistant
Elizabeth Gazzara .... assistant editor: New York dailies (as Elizabeth Gazarra)
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Tim Koch .... post-production coordinator
Michelle Marie Meléndez .... post-production assistant
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor: New York dailies (as James Eddie Nichols Jr.)
Geoff Seaton .... post-production intern
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Location Management
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera .... assistant location manager (as Luis R. Estrella)
Rica Groennou .... location manager (as Ana 'Rica' Groennou)
Sofia Tirado .... assistant location manager
Music Department
George Acogny .... composer: festival music
George Acogny .... music supervisor
Griselle Báez .... festival musician
Egure Castrillo .... festival musician
Hayden Clement .... music editor
Jorge Colón .... festival musician
Fé Cortijo .... festival musician
Yezenia Cruz .... festival musician
Joe Fischer .... music coordinator
Daniel Gaber .... music editor
Roberto Gínorío .... festival musician
Antonia López .... festival musician
Rolando López .... festival musician
Iván Marti .... festival musician
Joe Maysonet .... festival musician
Miguel Maysonet .... festival musician
Rey Maysonet .... festival musician
Jill Meyers .... music business affairs
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
Zora Moreno .... festival musician
Yadisha Morera .... festival musician
Rafael Ortiz .... festival musician
Roy Prendergast .... supervising music editor
Miguel Ramírez .... festival musician
Ramón Rivera Chin .... festival musician (as Ramón Rivera 'Chin')
Ivan Rivera .... festival musician
José A. Rivera .... festival musician
Osvaldo Rivera .... festival musician
Héctor Rodriguez .... festival musician
Arnaldo Rosario .... festival musician
José Rivera Santiago .... festival musician
Alfredo Torres .... festival musician
Efrain Torres .... festival musician
Brad Gilderman .... music mixer (uncredited)
Randy Miller .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Héctor Chaparro .... driver
Faustino Espinosa Jr. .... driver
Faustino Espinosa .... driver
Ignacio Gonzalez .... driver (as Ignacio González)
Luis A. Jurado .... driver
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation co-captain (as Al Kaminsky)
Miguel A. López-Arroyo .... driver
Luis 'Cuba' Medina Sánchez .... driver
Luis Márques .... driver
John Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
Ivan Padua .... driver
William Rivera .... driver
Ángel Rodríguez Vázquez .... driver (as Ángel Rodríguez)
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation captain (as Josivan Rojas)
Luis Rosado-Maldonado .... driver
Carlos Rafael Santos .... driver: cast (as Carlos Santos)
Other crew
Sandrine Altglas .... executive: TF1 International
Aida Luz Balestra-Torres .... assistant accountant
Jean-Louis Capra .... executive: TF1 International
Bob Collins .... stand-in: Mr. Freeman
Carmen De Vingo .... caterer: My Buddy's Catering
Vincent 'Buddy' De Vingo .... caterer: My Buddy's Catering
Jenna Delacey-Gillick .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Phillip Dempsey .... caterer: My Buddy's Catering
Caroline Dhainaut .... executive: TF1 International
Marcos Figueroa Morales .... lead guard
Charlotte Fraisse .... executive: TF1 International
Adrienne Franciscus .... set intern
Geanne Frank .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Sonia Fritz .... projectionist
José Fuentes .... payroll: Puerto Rico
Christine Gaiman .... production secretary (as Chris Gaiman)
Ginny Galloway .... assistant: Mr. Wells
Kate Garwood .... assistant: Stephen Hopkins
Robert Gaskill .... production associate
Marina Girard .... executive: TF1 International (as Marina Girard-Muttelet)
Greg Goossen .... stand-in: Mr. Hackman
Karol Griffiths .... script supervisor (as Karol Siegel)
Stuart Hammer .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Michael Hansen .... publicist
Janet Harrison .... executive: Revelations Entertainment (as Jan Harrison)
David Hart .... technical advisor
Meg Irwin .... set physical therapist
Dorian Issock .... assistant to executive producer
Ileannet La Fossé .... assistant accountant
Jean-Charles Levy .... executive: TF1 International
Jules A. Levy .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Laurey Long .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Meg Madison .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Kim May .... set physical therapist
Michelle Marie Meléndez .... office production assistant
Kelly Mendelsohn .... assistant: Ms. McCreary
Morgan Miles .... production accountant
Martha Mitchell .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
Anne Moebes .... pre-production assistant
Schuyler Moore .... production attorney (as Schuyler M. Moore)
Jeffrey Moss .... caterer: My Buddy's Catering
Serguei Obolensky .... executive: TF1 International
Henry Padilla .... caterer: My Buddy's Catering
Quentin Pierre .... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Felix Pérez .... craft service
Xavier Quignon-Fleuret .... executive: TF1 International
Leopoldo Riera .... assistant craft service
Orlando Rivera .... festival coordinator
Orlando Rivera .... set production assistant
Josiuan Rojas .... animal trainer (as Josivan Rojas)
Enrique 'Kike' Rosario .... key set production assistant
David Ryer .... title designer
Didier Sapaut .... executive: TF1 International
Georgina Shapiro .... executive: TF1 International (as Geogina Shapiro)
M.K. Shaw .... assistant accountant (as Kathleen Shaw)
Jeffrey Slone .... office production assistant
Jessica Sprouse .... stand-in: Ms. Bellucci
Drew Tidwell .... production secretary
Angela 'Kuka' Torres .... office production assistant (as Angela 'KuKa' Torres)
Perrine Tézé .... executive: TF1 International (as Perrine Teze)
José R. Varona .... paramedic
Carlos Vazquez .... stand-in: Thomas Jane (as Carlos Vázquez)
Eric Vega .... assistant production coordinator (as Eric M. Vega)
Diane Ward .... production coordinator
Russell Werkman .... executive: Revelations Entertainment
John White .... key set production assistant
Miguel Zayas .... festival producer (as Miguel Zayas-Garcia)
Alfredo Cifredo-Hernández .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ginny Galloway .... housing coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Cat Sides .... development assistant (uncredited)
Natalie Weaver .... production assistant: Puerto Rico (uncredited)
Manuel Biascoechea .... grateful acknowledgment: Puerto Rico Film Commission director (as Manuel A. Biascoechea)
Chris Correla .... grateful acknowledgment: M.H. Reinhold Jewelers
Jack Delano .... acknowledgment: photographs provided by: The Estate of Jack Delano
Josh Donnen .... grateful acknowledgment
William Goldman .... grateful acknowledgment
Andrés 'Bubo' Gomez .... grateful acknowledgment: Hotel Normandie
Leonard Hirshan .... grateful acknowledgment (as Lenny Hirshan)
Jeff Hunter .... grateful acknowledgment
Chris Jenkins .... grateful acknowledgment
Dennis Mario .... grateful acknowledgment
P'Nut .... grateful acknowledgment
Jason Sloane .... grateful acknowledgment
Fred Specktor .... grateful acknowledgment
David Wirtschafter .... grateful acknowledgment
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sexual content and language
110 min | USA:111 min (TV)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37059)
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Did You Know?

Remake of "Garde à vue" - Claude Miller (1981) - with Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault and Romy Schneider.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the beginning of the movie at 2:51, the cameraman can be seen in the reflection of the glass on the picture frame to the left of the screen.See more »
Captain Victor Benezet:Go home. Put on a funny hat. Do whatever it is morons do.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Garde à vue (1981)See more »
AmeliaSee more »


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56 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
The ending doesn't work as well as it should but the idea is there and the performances carry the whole thing, 10 April 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In the middle of San Sebastian's Feast celebration in San Juan, tax attorney Henry Hearst is guest of honour at a fund raising event to help repair damage from a tropical storm. However, less than an hour before the event, Henry is called into the police station by friend Capt Victor Benezet to clarify some points on his statement. Henry had discovered a dead child on a local beach but the police doubt some of the things in his story. As the time ticks down, Victor comes under pressure to release Henry but at the same time his story begins to reveal lies. The situation is only made more revealing when Henry's wife comes into the station.

Everyone loves a good thriller so it was a surprise to me how quickly this film with it's heavy-weight cast managed to slip through the UK cinemas almost unnoticed. There is nothing significantly wrong with it to justify the low box office it seemed to generate, so I'm not sure why it happened. The story is set, for unknown reasons, in San Juan, a fact that is only distracting as none of the principals are Puerto Rican and their presence there is never really settled. Anyway, the film is very much a play that is carried by the two main characters. The revelations and movement of the plot is engaging and it is great fun to watch. The ending is difficult though - we are taught to expect a certain type of ending in this sort of film and it is slightly disappointing when it doesn't come.

I expected a big twist and, in a way, that happened but the fall out from it isn't well explained by the film and a lot is left for you to think about. In that respect it is difficult, again because we are not expecting that type of ending but also that it is quite hard to understand as it is very tied up in the emotions of complex characters - complexities that we having been watching because we've only been seeing them as `twists' and revelations. That said, I still enjoyed the ending and thought it was brave to be different - just a shame it was badly handled.

The cast are roundly great and are a big reason that the film remains gripping. Hackman and Freeman are great actors and having them both in the same film was enough of a draw to get me watching. The vast majority of their scenes are shared and they interact together really, really well when it comes to the dramatics. What they don't do as well is convince that they really are old friends. Jane is good but his character is far too simplistic and brash. Bellucci is better than I have seen her, but she is a little too wound up emotionally. She is very good looking and I was glad that the film didn't just trade on that, but it didn't (or couldn't) get a great deal out of her.

The director manages to add energy and style to what could have been a rather contain piece (like a play). Visually it is exciting but, looking back, it was more important to develop character than deliver a slick thriller - something he didn't do well at all. The ending is weak because it takes thought, as we have not been forced to look at the complex characters. It was Hopkins' job to make us do that but he can't manage it.

Overall this is an enjoyable film that will frustrate many with the ending. Despite being a clever and different conclusion, it doesn't really work because of the director making the wrong sort of film to suit that ending. However for the vast majority it really works and the strength of the two lead performances mean that, for all it's flaws, this is never a dull film.

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