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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,700,000, 9 October 1989

Gross USA:

$20,047,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,047,604
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

M.C. Gainey was high on cocaine during his audition for the role of Malcolm. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmie arrives home the evening his wife passes her exam, Jimmie is clearly seen locking the door to his Camaro when the window is obviously down. See more »

Quotes

Virgil Cane: Ain't life a motherfucker.
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Alternate Versions

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


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Correct film about a good man in a dangerous prison
12 July 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie talks an ordinary family man (Tom Selleck) who works as an airplane engineer and married a good woman (Laila Robins) . He's accused by two baddie policemen (David Rashe and Richard Young) as peddler and he's sent to a hard jail . There he is harassed and humiliated until that fury and revenge emerge . He's only helped by a veteran convict (F.Murray Abraham) framed for prison life.

It's an interesting film developed in two parts : in and out of prison . The best part is narrated into prison because of it reflects the astonishing existence of the inmates , with fights, threats ,murders and where rules the strongest's law . In the picture there are suspense, violence, drama , tension and a bit of action in the final confrontation . The picture obtained moderated success , it was not a smash hit neither a flop . Tom Selleck's interpretation is fine but F.Murray Abraham is better , he makes a terrific acting as the veteran con who teaches naive Selleck to take on risks and dangers of the gaol . Many of the film's prison scenes were filmed at the old Hamilton County Jail in Cincinnati, Ohio , also known as the "Cincinnati Workhouse", had been permanently closed prior to the location filming of the movie and it had been built during the Civil War . It was closed due to being "inhumane, cruel and unusual" by modern jail standards . Atmospheric music by Howard Shore who subsequently achieved many hits and one Oscar for ¨Lord of the rings¨. Nice cinematography by William A.Fraker , photographer of various classic films . The motion picture was rightly directed by Peter Yates . The story will appeal to prison genre enthusiasts and Tom Selleck fans.


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