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A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

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District attorney Ford Cole is running for mayor, promising to capture the city's elusive crime boss, Danny Ludin. On the night of a gas link in the inner city, his interview with a national reporter is interrupted by word that his best prosecutor, Nora Timmer, who's also his lover, has killed a man she claims was assaulting her. A few minutes later, a man shows up at Cole's office claiming it was murder, implicating Nora in complicated schemes and crimes. Cole wants a few hours to get to the bottom of a mess that quickly includes land deals, shell corporations, and political corruption. Who's setting up whom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Tonight... Believe No One. See more »


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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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13 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Doppia ipotesi per un delitto  »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

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$778,123 (USA) (13 April 2007)

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$1,181,197 (USA) (20 April 2007)
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Filmed in 2003. See more »

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Luther Pinks: She stood there smelling like a tangerine, ripe and ready to be peeled.
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a bit messy but altogether intriguing
7 May 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Wayne Beach's storytelling tactics are very particular but eventually effective. Characters are chameleon-like and plot is transparent and convoluted at the same time, reminding a bit John Grisham's novels adaptations. The twists capsizing everything over the last twenty minutes turn the conclusion into a big mess but heat is not lacking at all. Plot reversals and action flashes look like a fusion of "The Usual Suspects" and Hollywoood legal thrillers, besides this political/Court story also handles themes of racial confusion and conflicts. Not a stellar cast, but the movie is overall well acted (Ray Liotta has a pulse as usual).


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