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Reversible Errors (2004)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 23 May 2004
A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Raven
Larry Starczek
Muriel Wynn
Gillian Sullivan
Erno Erdai
Collins Farwell
Romeo 'Squirrel' Gandolf
Yanna McIntosh ...
Genevieve Carriere
Talmadge Loman
David Fox ...
Judge Harlow
Christina Collins ...
Louisa Remardi
Gerry Mendicino ...
Gus Leonidas
Brian Heighton ...
Paul Judson


A black man is sentenced to death for the brutal death of three people. However, weeks before his execution, new evidence indicating his possible innocence arises. William H. Macy stars as the defense attorney who must quickly determine his innocence and find the information to free his client. Meanwhile the original prosecuting attorney is concerned about her future if she bungled the case. The investigating officer, who is her lover, is totally convinced that they got the right man and is more than willing to destroy any evidence that indicates otherwise. Not so easily cast off is the confession of a dying man, who claims he actually did the crime and framed the other man. Written by John Sacksteder {jsackste@bellsouth.net}

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Between life and death... Guilt and innocence...One man seeks the truth See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

23 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Scott Turow's Reversible Errors  »

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Selleck is sadly Irreversible, but...
24 May 2004 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

Wm. H. Macy and Felicity Huffman make it worth watching.

Turow's complex novel has been dumbed down to fit the mini-series format, but that's a trifle. Watch it for the magic that Macy and Huffman bring to small screen.

These are two stars who would not get big screen attention as romantic leads, but their performances sing here, given a chance to play center stage.

Watch how Huffman, as a disbarred and disgraced judge, plays her scene at the dept. store cosmetic counter. In a matter of seconds, she expresses purposeful employment, unguarded hope, crumbling shame, and icy self-contempt.

Macy's opening scene on Labor Day weekend, packing up his office, brings his character to life with uncommon line readings. This script is hardly Mamet, but Macy's skill raises the level of the writing. He clips off one line, talking about his sister's death: "Better this way, instead of her living like a ..." He never says the word vegetable, as if he recognizes the inadequacy of the cliché. No he's not commenting on the script, but letting the character halt himself before dishonoring his dead sibling with dead metaphors.

Let's hope this husband and wife team both get Emmy Awards for such remarkable work. And let's hope we see more of them on the big screen too.

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