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High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 5 April 2002 (USA)
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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes; meanwhile, Claire's sister, Jackie, is falling in love with wet-behind-the-ears Lieutenant Embry assigned as the official defense lawyer. And most of the eyewitnesses have rather too conveniently died. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Everything you trust. Everything you know. May be a lie...


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,005,550, 7 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,543,207, 18 August 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,781,100
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One element of the novel is inexplicably changed: the characters "Chapman" and "Kubik" have their names exchanged. See more »

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At the end when Claire and Charles are walking out of the house you see the crane pitch up for a moment in the reflection of the window. See more »

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Claire Kubik: Doesn't it make more sense that some of those alleged witnesses were ordered to lie on their CID statements?
Major Hernandez: They were NOT ordered to lie.
Claire Kubik: How do you know?
Major Hernandez: I would know if something like that happened to my men.
Claire Kubik: And if something like that happened to your men you would tell us.
Major Hernandez: Of course. I wouldn't lie about it.
Claire Kubik: But major, you were trained and often compelled to lie about your clandestine missions. As I understand it, you're trained to beat a polygraph. Is it true you possess that talent?
Major Hernandez: I'd ...
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References Kiss the Girls (1997) See more »

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Chinese Dance from Nutcracker Suite
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
Performed by New Symphony Orchestra of London
Courtesy of Chesky Records and Manhattan Production Music
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Did He Do It, Or Didn't He?
2 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was an involving story of a military man accused of murdering civilians 15 years earlier and then going A.W.O.L. The whole story revolves around one question: did he do it or is he innocent?

That question keeps the viewer guessing for much of the film and provides some very good suspense. It's another film, however, in which there is a strong anti-U.S. military flavor, so typical in films since the 1960s.

Also, once you know the ending, I doubt if this would be a movie you would watch more than once. However, it's definitely worth a look and will entertain you for about two hours. Ashley Judd, Jim Caviezel and Morgan Freeman are three attractive lead actors, all interesting to watch, as usual.


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