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Physical Evidence (1989)

A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.

Director:

Michael Crichton

Writers:

Steve Ransohoff (story), Bill Phillips (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Joe Paris
Theresa Russell ... Jenny Hudson
Ned Beatty ... James Nicks
Kay Lenz ... Deborah Quinn
Ted McGinley ... Kyle
Tom O'Brien ... Matt Farley
Kenneth Welsh ... Harry Norton
Ray Baker ... Strickler
Ken James Ken James ... Hank Carruth
Michael P. Moran Michael P. Moran ... Tony Reugger
Angelo Rizacos Angelo Rizacos ... Tony Sklar
Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson ... Delmar Fraser
Paul Hubbard ... Burt Knight
Larry Reynolds ... Trial Judge
Peter MacNeill ... Brannigan
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Storyline

Extortionist Jake Farley is found strangled, and the clues lead directly to former detective Joe Paris, who insists on his innocence but can't provide an alibi. Public defendant Jenny Hudson gets the case, but has problems unravelling the case, complicated by the fact that virtually everyone hated Farley, and Paris has a few enemies as well. She rejects the prosecution's offers to plea bargain, but meanwhile the witnesses she finds are discredited or silenced, and an unidentified patrol car shadows Paris and Hudson wherever they go. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

A suspect. His lawyer. Between the evidence and the passion lies innocence or guilt. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was a Columbia Pictures release in the United States and Canada, with Rank Film Distributors Ltd. handling foreign distribution. It was one of the motion pictures made as a result of a venture producer Martin Ransohoff formed in 1986 with Columbia Pictures, Rank Film Distributors Ltd., and Vestron Video. See more »

Goofs

When Theresa Russell slides down the stairs headfirst in the climax of the film, she is clearly wearing knee pads. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Hudson: [as Jenny's lips get romantically close to Joe's] No way, Jose.
Joe Paris: I ain't Jose.
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Very engrossing film.
8 January 2020 | by wkozak221See all my reviews

I have always liked Burt Reynolds. He did a great job in any role he was in. To me he has always made a very convincing police officer, going back to Dan August. The story is very good. The cast is well rounded. The bonus is you get to see two attractive attractive women, Kay Lenz and Theresa Russell.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az igazság törvénye See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,777,358, 29 January 1989

Gross USA:

$3,560,932

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,560,932
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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