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An Innocent Man (1989)

A man is framed by two corrupt cops for drugs. After he gets out of prison, he comes after them.

Director:

Peter Yates

Writer:

Larry Brothers

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jimmie Rainwood
F. Murray Abraham ... Virgil Cane
Laila Robins ... Kate Rainwood
David Rasche ... Mike Parnell
Richard Young ... Danny Scalise
Badja Djola ... John Fitzgerald
Todd Graff ... Robby
M.C. Gainey ... Malcolm
Peter Van Norden ... Peter Feldman
Bruce A. Young ... Jingles
James T. Morris ... Junior
Terry Golden Terry Golden ... Felix
Dennis Burkley ... Butcher
Thomas B. Kackert Thomas B. Kackert ... Dove
Vito Peterson Vito Peterson ... Handjob
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Storyline

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Two cops on the take just made the biggest mistake of their lives. They framed An Innocent Man


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Rain See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,047,604
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Young, who plays Danny Scalise in this film, also played Fedora in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, both films 1989. Tom Selleck, who stars in this movie was originally cast to play Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but was unable to do so, due to his contract on Magnum, P. I. See more »

Goofs

When Rainwood stabs the other inmate with the Plexiglas shank, he supposedly breaks off the handle. Yet, the pointed end is seen when Rainwood swings the shank to the side. In a later shot, the pointed end is missing. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: I know you did it, Rainwood.
Jimmie Rainwood: I don't know anything... about anything.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: Well, you should know this. I can do anything I want with you in here.
Jimmie Rainwood: That's right, lieutenant. People like you have been doing that for a long time now. It started out with those cops, went on through the trial, and now it's your turn, isn't it? Well, take your fucking turn! I don't give a shit.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: Barlett!
[guard comes in, Freeberry turns to Rainwood]
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: Ninety days in the hole. A man like you won't make it. You'll come out of ...
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Alternate Versions

Network television version used several alternate takes of scenes, with milder language. See more »

Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Night Comes
Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance and Diane Warren
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Guilty Until Proved Innocent
27 September 2011 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

Riveting entertainment of someone accused of a crime that they didn't commit and how the system can be tainted or shuffled against you on a whim. The shocking part is there is nothing you can do about it. I suppose that is why it takes 13 years to execute someone in this country too. We want to be sure before we take a life. Good story, acting and plausible more times than not. The characters draw you in and you either hate them or root for them, but sitting still is not an option with your emotions in full play. This movie activates the emotions. There are plot holes, but we trade them for the raw adventure to be found in watching the movie and joining the characters. There are 4 movies that depict life in prison accurately. 1. American Me 2. Blood In Blood Out 3. The Glass House and this one. If you want to scare someone straight, there is the line-up to remind them to behave them selves now or fight for your life later. This movie also reminds us of how power and money can rule and how we end up serving those things. Then, they finish us off all the worst for it. Catch this movie without interruptions, have a snack ready, and be entertained. I did a bowl of home made double roasted sunflower seeds. I recommend this over biting your nails or smoking to relieve the tension found in this movie at times...Bon Voyage


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