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Prime Suspect (1982)

Respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.

Director:

Noel Black

Writers:

Jeffrey Bloom (story), Douglas Graham | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Farrell ... Frank Staplin
Teri Garr ... Amy McCleary
Veronica Cartwright ... Janice Staplin
Lane Smith ... Tom Keating
Barry Corbin ... Bob Austin
James Sloyan ... John Malloy
Charles Aidman ... McKinney
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Curry
Ronald G. Joseph ... Sergeant Mendoza (as Ron Joseph)
Nan Martin ... Sonia Lindstrom
Peter Hobbs ... Farmer
Terry Kiser ... Lyman
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Ray Embry
Martina Deignan Martina Deignan ... Ursula
Penelope Windust
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Respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.

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Taglines:

Vil denne mand voldtage og mishandle småpiger? [Denmark] (Will this man rape and abuse little girls?)

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyanú hálójában See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brilliant Beyond Reasonable Doubt
13 October 2000 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

This film was recently re-shown on TV; its'interesting that by just looking at the clothes and hairstyles a viewer can get a reasonable guesstimate of the date the film was made....I was proud to discover my guess of 1980 was not far off the mark!! However I digress....this is an excellent film with a brilliant performance by the lead actor....this movie attempts to portray the effect on a person and his family when accused of a hideous crime and how the media,the public and his work colleagues and neighbours react to it. It is also an inspirational film and a lesson for many on the "victims" response to such a serious 'accusation'.... From start to finish this film seems to be wholly realistic and credible...the writer/director/producers ought to be congratulated....those who make films nowadays ought to learn that it is possible to make a compelling drama based on actuality without resorting to ludicrous unrealistic plots....


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