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The Whole Truth (2016)

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A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.

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Ramsey
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Loretta
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Janelle
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Mike
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Boone
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Leblanc
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Judge Robichaux
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Legrand
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Juror #3
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Angela Morley
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Limo Driver (as Kevin Johnson)
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Office Steed
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Detective Graves
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Arthur Westin
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Trixie Westin
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Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle tries to dig deeper - and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Do you swear to tell the truth, The Whole Truth, and nothing but the truth? So help you God.

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Rated R for language and some violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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El abogado del mal  »

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Everyone is lying
15 November 2016 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a teenage guy who is on trial for murder of his own father. The family friend is the defense lawyer who tries hard to defend him, but this proves very difficult as the teenage refuses to talk.

"The Whole Truth" is a very intense courtroom drama. It captures my surgeon throughout the film, as there is much suspense and mystery in the story. It is an hour into the film that the teenager finally talk, and when he does, it freezes me and I find myself unable to breathe or move because what he says has so much impact on the situation. The film ends by explaining what the truth really is, which echoes the central theme of the film. It is a thoughtfully constructed story, well told and built. I enjoyed it a lot.


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