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Innocent (2011)

Twenty years after being cleared in the death of his mistress, Judge Rusty Sabich is charged with the murder of his late wife. During the trial, a secret affair from Rusty's recent past ... See full summary »

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Rusty Sabich
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Barbara Sabich
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Tommy Molto
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Anna Vostick
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Nat Sabich
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Jimmy Brand
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Marta
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Sandy Stern
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Elaine Reese
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Detective Rory Gissling
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Judge Malek
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George Mason
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John Harnason
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Orestes Mauro
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Marco Cantu
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Twenty years after being cleared in the death of his mistress, Judge Rusty Sabich is charged with the murder of his late wife. During the trial, a secret affair from Rusty's recent past threatens to hamper his defense and fracture his relationship with his son. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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29 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Mike Robe also directed The Burden of Proof (1992), which was also a sequel to Presumed Innocent (1990), but which focused on the character Sandy Stern, played in that film by Hector Elizondo and this film by Alfred Molina. The characters of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto did not appear in that film, but Brian Dennehy, who had played Raymond Horgan in Presumed Innocent (1990), appeared in a different role. See more »

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Rusty Sabich is a head appellate judge, ruling on an appeal by a convicted murderer that he prosecuted. In real life, he should have recused (removed) himself from the case or the convicts appellate lawyers should have filed to have him removed from hearing the appeal. Either way he should not have been presiding over this case as he was personally involved. See more »

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The 'Cliff Notes' version of a great book
3 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Scott Turow is an amazing writer because of his ability to give full, rich, textured lives to most of the characters in a book. In his fictional world of Kindle county, even the peripheral figures have great,textured back-stories. He has great insight into human nature. It's too bad that you can see almost none of this in the TV movie version of Innocent.

I watched this movie shortly after reading the book. The book was fascinating and absorbing. While the movie was competently made, it lacked most of the detail that makes Turow's books so rich and interesting. The recorded version of the book is 14 hours long, and none of that time was wasted or boring. The movie was probably less than 90 minutes, if you take out the commercial breaks. There was no way for them to compress so much character development and plot into such a small space. And in my opinion, it was wrong to try.

Unfortunately, though the movie isn't awful, I can't think of any reason to recommend it. There are some good performances, but the script is just too skeletal to do justice to this story.

I hope that the next time Scott Turow gets an movie offer on one of his great books, that he holds out for a miniseries instead.


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