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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Paris
... Jenny Hudson
... James Nicks
... Deborah Quinn
... Kyle
... Matt Farley
... Harry Norton
... Strickler
Ken James ... Hank Carruth
Michael P. Moran ... Tony Reugger
Angelo Rizacos ... Tony Sklar
Lamar Jackson ... Delmar Fraser
Paul Hubbard ... Burt Knight
... Trial Judge
... 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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A suspect. His lawyer. Between the evidence and the passion lies innocence or guilt. See more »


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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az igazság törvénye  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,560,932
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Trivia

The meaning and relevance of this courtroom drama movie's title Physical Evidence (1989) is that it is a legal term that refers to evidence that is of the form of a physical object that is used to prove a fact, the proving in issue derived from the object's demonstrable physical characteristics. Physical Evidence can be the whole or just a part of a physical object. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 27 mins) It is night when the cop brings food to the cruiser. But, seconds later it is clearly daytime. See more »

Quotes

Joe Paris: [to Nicks and his police escort about Kyle] I think his jock strap is moldy. You wanna look into that?
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Poor Burt in another dud
1 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I got a kick out of Reynolds saying to his attorney, "look,I've done a lot of shi%ty thing in my life, but I never killed anyone." Obviously he forgot about his career which slid down hill after he started making stupid movies like 'Cannonball Run.' Physical Evidence was originally supposed to be a sequel to 'The Jagged Edge' that Glen Close sanely rejected. The verdict is in, avoid Physical Evidence.


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