A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.





Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Treat (1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The lives of four strange prostitutes will change forever when they go to the Mayor's birthday party.

Director: Jonathan Gems
Stars: Julie Delpy, Georgina Cates, Pamela Gidley
The Ex (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Yancy Butler, Nick Mancuso, Suzy Amis
Twist of Fate (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A beautiful attorney's hunt for a serial killer is frustrated by his accomplice's twisted scheme to keep the killer free at all costs. Now, she must set a trap to catch them-if they don't get to her first.

Director: Max Fischer
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Don Jordan, Chris Mulkey
Dead End I (1998)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, PoliceSgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Eric Roberts, Jacob Tierney, Eliza Roberts
Natural Enemy (Video 1996)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Donald Sutherland, William McNamara, Lesley Ann Warren
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Anne Winslow hosts a popular classical music radio show. Detective Lou Heinz discovers Anne is connected to a series of murders in which the victim is killed via poisoned wine while a radio... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lynne Adams
The Hit List (1993)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Charlie Pike is a pro hitman, but when he meets Yancy Butler, everything starts falling apart.

Director: William Webb
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Yancy Butler, James Coburn
Drop Zone (1994)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler
Ravager (1997)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A small passenger spaceship is forced to make a crash landing somewhere on a desolate territory on Earth. In search of some essential mineral the crew discovers a hidden stash of military ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Deck
Stars: Bruce Payne, Yancy Butler, Juliet Landau
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Former British secret agent Harry Palmer now runs a Private Investigation company in Russia. He gets a job to locate and recover a consignment of stolen Plutonium, and with the help of ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Michael Caine, Jason Connery, Yuri Limonty
Thriller | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

We join the trial of a suspected serial killer as the judge gives his final instructions to the jury. The jury seems set to convict but the foreman persuades them to first examine the ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Gannon
Stars: William Forsythe, Yancy Butler, Grace Zabriskie
Double Cross (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two women jokingly agree to kill each others' husbands. Then one really does and blackmails the other into killing her own.

Director: George Erschbamer
Stars: Yancy Butler, Bruce Boxleitner, Laura Soltis


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Dickinson
Dennis McCoy
Frank Sutton
Matthew Harbour ...
Justin Dickinson
Alan Fawcett ...
Roland Sanderson
Lynne Adams ...
Karina Huber ...
Paulie Ranguso
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Martin Neufeld ...
Ernesto Rao
Griffith Brewer ...
Silas Wilson
Maria (as Paulina B. Abarca)
Nick Cavaiola ...
Jimmy Cataldo


A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

27 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falsos testigos  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Suspenseful, unique plot wherein Yancy Butler does a great job!
3 October 2000 | by (NY,NY) – See all my reviews

In this suspense thriller, the plot thickens as Yancy Butler, who plays the convicted and now released on parole Sandy Dickenson, turns the tables on the crooked prosecutor Frank Sutton- that prosecuted Sandy Dickenson's case for the involuntary manslaughter of her husband. Sutton is in favor of her parole, admitting that Dickenson did kill her abusive husband in self defense. But she must do something for him in return - testify against a mafia king pin.

As it turns out, Sutton uses the "witness files" to prosecute his tough cases as a way to secure witnesses. Then he murders them. In finding this out, Sandy turns the game on Sutton, leading to his arrest and conviction for her murder. The storyline is very creative and unique- there are no dull moments in this thriller. Butler lands a A+ performance in this suspense laden movie.

A must see for all Yancy Butler fans!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who was the woman in the apartment? azgirl188
Discuss The Witness Files (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: