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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt -- A writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Hyams (screenplay)
Douglas Morrow (1956 screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 July 2009 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Why would a man frame himself... for murder?
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Mediocre and disposable See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jesse Metcalfe ... C.J. Nicholas

Amber Tamblyn ... Ella Crystal

Michael Douglas ... Mark Hunter

Joel David Moore ... Corey Finley

Orlando Jones ... Ben Nickerson

Lawrence P. Beron ... Lieutenant Merchant (as Lawrence Beron)

Sewell Whitney ... Martin Weldon

David Jensen ... Gary Spota
Sharon K. London ... Judge Sheppard (as Sharon London)
Krystal Kofie ... Taieesha

Randal Reeder ... Survivalist Man (as Randel Reeder)

Ryan Glorioso ... Animal Shelter Attendant
Jon McCarthy ... Detective Rawley

Grant James ... Aaron Wakefield
Eric Gipson ... Allen

Gerry May ... Anchorman
Carl Savering ... Bailiff
Kelvin Payton ... Cameraman
Michele Williams ... Danielle
Arlando Smith ... Dell
Dan Harville ... Deputy
Fred Ellis ... Forensics Expert
Wallace Merck ... Gilbert Romans
Michlle White Lafitte ... Kelly Gertner

Robert Larriviere ... Kevin Tarlow

Juli Erickson ... Madalyn Urlanger (as Juli Erickerson)

Edrick Browne ... Manager
Carrie Slaughter ... Marsha (as Carri Slaughter)
Ron Flagge ... Property Clerk (as Ron Flagg)

David Born ... Property Sergeant

Michael P. Flannigan ... Reporter #1 (as Michael Flannigan)

Jeff Ferrell ... Reporter #2

Darcel White Moreno ... Reporter #3 (as Darcel Moreno)

Derek Wayne Johnson ... Reporter #4 (as Derek Johnson)

Megan Brown ... Roberta

Tony Bentley ... Roger Milner (as Tony Bently)

Andrei Constantinescu ... Bruce Stern
John McConnell ... Vernon Green

Meade Patton ... Detective Riddick
Sarah Kearney ... Anchorwoman
Robin McGee ... Soundman

Sigal Diamant ... Maralyn

Illana Diamant ... Mrs. Hunter (as Illana Shoshan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael C. 'Mike' Allen ... Couple W / Dog - Animal Shelter Scene (uncredited)
Stephanie Brown ... Courtroom Clerk (uncredited)

Crystal Brown-Tatum ... Newsroom Reporter (uncredited)
Michael Byrnes ... Cop (uncredited)
Kip Cummings ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gary D. Earl ... Bass Pro Shop Patron (uncredited)

Ron Fagan ... Newspaper Man (uncredited)

Deborah R. Jones ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lori Knighton ... Newsroom / Counsilman (uncredited)
Mike Martindale ... Juror (uncredited)
Krystal Mayo ... Newsroom Reporter (uncredited)
Lee Ann McDade ... Audience Member at Dog Show (uncredited)

James B. McDaniel ... Juror #1 (uncredited)

Dina Merrill ... Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
Dennis W. Murphy ... Newsroom Reporter / Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Mysti Nash ... Court Goer (uncredited)

James Palmer ... News Cameraman (uncredited)
Ashley-Anne Parker ... Court Goer (uncredited)

James Paul ... Victim's Parent (uncredited)

Erika Perez ... Juror (uncredited)
Jeannie Perrin ... Federal Employee (uncredited)

Cynthia Riser ... Juror (uncredited)

Chuck Vail ... Juror #6 (uncredited)

Lawrence Varnado ... Detective Hollis (uncredited)
Amanda Smoak Weisner ... Spota's Assistant (uncredited)

Brent Weisner ... Asst. District Attorney (uncredited)

Steven Whitemon ... Himself (uncredited)

Steven E. Williams ... Courthouse Attorney / Court Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Hyams (screenplay)

Douglas Morrow (1956 screenplay)

Produced by
Faisal S. Al-Saud .... executive producer (as Faisal S.M. Al Saud)
Mark Brooke .... executive producer (as Mark A. Brooke)
Stephanie Caleb .... executive producer
Kevin Cornish .... co-producer
Mark Damon .... producer
Limor Diamant .... producer
Michael P. Flannigan .... co-producer
Ted Hartley .... producer
Michael A. Helfant .... executive producer (as Michael Helfant)
John Hyams .... associate producer
Laura Ivey .... executive producer
Jonathan S. Marshall .... co-producer
James Portolese .... co-producer
Aaron Ray .... executive producer
Steven Saxton .... executive producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... co-producer
Joshua Throne .... line producer
Olga Tymshan .... associate producer
Allan Zeman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Gullo 
 
Casting by
Ryan Glorioso 
 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Hardison 
 
Set Decoration by
Hannah Beachler 
 
Costume Design by
Susanna Puisto 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... key makeup artist
LaToya Henderson .... makeup artist (as LaToya Green)
Rose Librizzi .... makeup department head (as Rose Librizzi-Davis)
K.G. Ramsey .... department head hair
Tony Ward .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jerry Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Diego J. Martinez .... production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post supervisor
Joshua Throne .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Hymes .... second unit director
Tommy Martin .... second assistant director (as Tom Martin)
Daniel Shultz .... second second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Cook Allender .... on-set dresser
Chris Britt .... leadman
Gloria Hardison Clark .... art department coordinator
Dennis Collins .... stand-by painter
Lisa Akes Crouch .... on-set greensperson
Stanford Gilbert .... property master
Sam Jacobs .... on-set dresser pa
Ashley N. MacMillan .... props
Elizabeth Mire .... set dressing buyer
William Nutt .... key greensman
Eric Orr .... prop assistant
Janna Roach .... first assistant prop master
Floyd B. Sterling .... set dresser
Jason Wilson .... propmaker
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Jason Dotts .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
J. Alex Faucheux .... foley
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Allie Fitz .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... assistant sound editor
Dennis Grzesik .... sound mixer
Steven Huerstel .... sound utility
Richard Kitting .... sound re-recording mixer
Gus Koven .... sound effects designer
Tiffany Lentz .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Scott Sanders .... sound effects designer
Tula Snoeck .... boom operator
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jason Babin .... special effects technician
Blake Le Vasseur .... technician
Jack Lynch .... special effects coordinator
Richard E. Perry .... special effects foreman
Bob Trevino .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
John Lands .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Mansouri .... technical consultant
Kevin Stevenson .... computer graphics
 
Stunts
Laura Albert .... stunt performer
James Armstrong .... stunt double: Finley
Dickey Beer .... stunt driver
Jeremy Fry .... stunt driver
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Jim Henry .... stunts
Collin Hymes .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt double: Amber Tamblyn
Steve Kelso .... stunt double driver
Rick Miller .... stunt driver
Eric Norris .... stunt coordinator
Tim J. Smith .... stunt double: orlando jones
Greg Tracy .... stunts
Jeff Milburn .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Barnes .... remote head technician
Joseph Barto .... camera operator: video camera
Amanda Bruce Parker .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Amanda G. Bruce)
Jacob Bynum .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Andy Colvin .... Steadicam operator
Andy Colvin .... camera operator
Duane Cooper .... best boy grip
Bill Daimant .... dolly grip
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Bryan Delorenzo .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Marque DeWinter .... camera consultant
John Gregory Edwards .... electrician
Rowland Egerton .... best boy rigging grip
Erika Enquist .... camera production assistant
Sean P. Fickert .... key grip: second unit
John Gorman .... electrician
Stan Hoyt .... rigging electrician
Richard Lacy .... first assistant camera
Kenji Luster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Kenji Luster .... steadicam operator
Michael Mansouri .... digital imaging technician
Christopher Nash .... grip
Myron Parran .... additional assistant camera
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer
Nick Pomerleau .... best boy electrician
Ahmad Big Thirsty Powell .... grip
Anthony Schrader .... rigging grip
Michael Sheely .... media manager
Kevin Stevenson .... video playback supervisor
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Greg Travis .... rigging electrician
Earl Woods .... rigging gaffer
 
Casting Department
Trena Edwards .... extras casting assistant
Kate Warren .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Caryn Frankenfield .... set costumer
Vanessa Nirode .... set costumer
Sommer Terry .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Ray Boniker .... assistant editor
Lawles Bourque .... digital conformist
Michael Cioni .... post-production consultant
Joe Finley .... digital film colorist
Samantha Housman .... post-production coordinator
Harry Muller .... color timer
Guy Ross .... assistant editor
Amber Taylor .... DI Post Supervisor
 
Music Department
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Charles Coulter .... generator operator/driver
Sam Craytor .... driver: honeywagon
Randy Kinyon .... transportation captain
Aaron D. Moore .... driver
Beverly Reeves .... driver: van
Ronnie Reeves .... picture car coordinator
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver: grip truck
Marti Wells .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Danny 'Dano' Anderson .... key set production assistant
Ginger Attaway .... assistant: M. Flannigan
Michael R. Baker .... location assistant
Robbie Banfitch .... office production assistant
Jason Beard .... location assistant
Ken Beggs .... animal trainer
Ryan Belenzon .... assistant: Mr. Hyams
Wendy Benge .... finance attorney
Erik Bright .... unit publicist: Insignia Public Relations
Dottie Buck .... craft service production assistant
Allen Burry .... assistant: M. Douglas
Matt Carroll .... assistant: J. Metcalfe
Sean Carville .... first assistant accountant
Scott Collette .... assistant to Tamara Stuparich De La Barra
Bobbi Colorado .... animal wrangler
Mona Coulter .... travel agent
Trang Dang .... production coordinator
Lindsey Dean .... accounting intern
Brooke Estrada .... production assistant
Jen Evans .... assistant: A. Tamblyn
Ashley Fabre .... post production coordinator (as Ashley Wilks Day)
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Danielle Frankl .... first assistant accountant
Ashley Franklin .... assistant production coordinator
Fred Gabrielli .... chef: Gala Catering
Beau J. Genot .... production executive
Michael Good .... office production assistant
Salvador Hernandez .... caterer: Gala Catering
Ali Jazayeri .... vice president finance
Jan Elizabeth Johnson .... location coordinator
Bre Landers .... craft service assistant
Liz Landers .... craft service
Brooke Lehman .... assistant to producers
Ed Lipscomb .... location manager
Ernesto Lopez .... caterer: Gala Catering
Eric Majette Jr. .... base camp manager
Mokym Major .... stand-in
Gregory McNamara .... key assistant location manager
John A. Metoyer .... assistant location manager
Terry Milam .... utility stand-in: male
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown .... creative executive (as Lucy Mukerjee)
Jennifer Nguyen .... assistant: Mark Damon
Buckley Norris .... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Vickie O'Hara .... craft service assistant
Jose Orozco .... caterer: Gala Catering
Manuel Ortega .... caterer: Gala Catering
Jeff Overcash .... craft service assistant
Corinna Pieloch .... unit publicist
Stephen H. Porter .... production assistant
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Guy Ross .... craft service production assistant
Vicki L. Sawyer .... post-production accountant
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production accountant
C.J. Schoofield .... assistant: J.D. Moore
Suzanne Tierney .... legal services
Sonia Torres .... set production assistant
Shea Walsworth .... craft service production assistant
Matthew Warren .... completion guarantor: Film Finances (as Matt Warren)
Greg Washington .... production assistant
Diane Wilson .... craft service assistant
Matthew Wright .... production assistant
Anthony Yuse .... set production assistant
Jason Kay .... intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Elisabetta Canalis .... special thanks (as Elisabetta Canali)
Lisa Ranier-Iemanuel .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language
Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Peter Hyams] [character]One of the characters is called Spota.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When in the shop to buy a switch-blade, between 31:25 and 31:45, some shots show Corey Finley holding his bag with his left hand and some other shots show his left hand hanging down.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Mask (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Foolin AroundSee more »

FAQ

How does CJ think that he's going to expose Hunter by getting himself charged with Doris Owens' murder?
Is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt based on a book?
How do the police finally come to connect CJ with the murder?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre and disposable, 27 September 2010
Author: Argemaluco from Argentina

The only thing which stood out for me in the mediocre film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) was seeing the logo of the company RKO during the opening credits.Sure, it is a modernized digital version (I wish they had kept the "retro" look), but it was still nice to see that that legendary studio keeps being active (or maybe, a nostalgic investor simply bought the rights...I do not know).Unfortunately, that trivial detail was one of the best elements from this movie, because despite the main idea being slightly ingenious, the screenplay develops it on a boring and uninteresting way, at the same time the movie also has bad performances and bland direction from the mercenary Peter Hyams.

The screenplay from Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) discards any consistency, and it makes the characters to commit stupid mistakes which go against their character and the most basic common sense.We also feel the squeaks in the narrative gears when the screenplay tries to justify action scenes or moments of suspense in order to bring some life to the inert drama and also distract us from the multiple holes from the story.This film is the remake of a film which was directed in 1956 by the great Fritz Lang (1890-1976), and I suppose that many elements from the original film would feel anachronistic on a contemporary version, so Hyams (on his work as a screenwriter) faced the ungrateful homework of conciliating old concepts with modern technology.As a consequence, we have an erratic logic where the advanced digital analysis of a photograph is possible, but at the same time, the facility of duplicating the digital content of a DVD is ignored.So, the abundance of inconsistencies such as that one, hollow characters and hasty deductions are the main elements which make Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) to be mediocre, boring and disposable.

So, in conclusion I cannot recommend this movie.It may not be bad, but it is so mediocre and insipid that I feel I could have used the time I invested in watching it doing something more interesting.

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