Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  10 July 2009 (Spain)
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Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Finley
Ben Nickerson
Lieutenant Merchant (as Lawrence Beron)
Martin Weldon
Sharon K. London ...
Judge Sheppard (as Sharon London)
Krystal Kofie ...
Survivalist Man (as Randel Reeder)
Animal Shelter Attendant
Jon McCarthy ...
Detective Rawley
Aaron Wakefield
Eric Gipson ...


High profile lawyer, Mark Hunter has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal becomes caught between her boss's political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous expose. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both C.J's innocence and Hunter's reputation in her hands. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Why would a man frame himself... for murder?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá de la duda  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,164 (USA) (11 September 2009)


$32,409 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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Did You Know?


Peter Hyams:  [character]  One of the characters is called Spota. See more »


When Nicholas is released from prison, he gets into a police car from the right door. Yet when he is shown in the news after released, he gets into the police car from the left door. See more »


References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »


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User Reviews

I liked the story
27 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Despite the almost unanimous negative reviews by viewers and professional critics, I liked "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt". Why? This movie is a combination of an old-fashioned mystery story combined with an indie film style.

I have been a longtime fan of old detective films and I also like modern low-budget independent movies like "Management" and "Little Miss Sunshine". This combination of styles; old-fashioned mystery and indie low-budget, didn't bother me.

I accepted that many of the actors were not the greatest around today, or that the lighting and sound was almost never polished and was often primitive. And that the music soundtrack was just adequate.

But what I very much enjoyed was the story itself. This is a great mystery plot which kept me guessing. And I like those kinds of stories.

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