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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... See more »

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Joe Paris
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Jenny Hudson
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James Nicks
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Deborah Quinn
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Kyle
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Matt Farley
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Harry Norton
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Strickler
Ken James ...
Hank Carruth
Michael P. Moran ...
Tony Reugger
Angelo Rizacos ...
Tony Sklar
Lamar Jackson ...
Delmar Fraser
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Burt Knight
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Trial Judge
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Brannigan
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Mabel
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Vincent Quinn (as Don Granberry)
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Brody
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Ames
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Kravitz
J. Winston Carroll ...
Samson
Kathy Michael McGlynn ...
Gladys
Djanet Sears ...
Sheila
Claire Cellucci ...
Tanya
Micheal Donaghue ...
Frank Stelia
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Lou
Angie McNab ...
Amy Farley
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Matt's Girl
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Warden Debilis
Steve Whistance-Smith ...
Lee
David Efron ...
Buddy
Stan Barett ...
Tiny
Kenny Bates ...
Jumper
Matt Cooke ...
Arraignment Officer
Michael Rothery ...
Doctor
Gene Mack ...
Brawny Guard
Chris Thomas ...
Nicks' Cops
Norm Henderson ...
Nicks' Cops
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Nicks' Assistant
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Jenny's Assistant
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1st Cop
Victor Ertmanis ...
2nd Cop
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Potential Juror
Diane Douglass ...
Woman Juror (as Diane Douglas)
Allan Aarons ...
Bastianelli
Steven Hunter ...
Bailiff
Jennifer Inch ...
Waitress
François Klanfer ...
Louis
Terry Tweed ...
Arraignment Judge
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Jake Farley
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Ken Roberts ...
Principal (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Crichton

Written by

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Steve Ransohoff ... (story) and
Bill Phillips ... (story)
 
Bill Phillips ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Don Carmody ... executive producer
Martin Ransohoff ... producer

Music by

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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John A. Alonzo

Film Editing by

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Glenn Farr

Editorial Department

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Peter Amundson ... additional editor
Larry Engelmann ... color timer
Cherie MacNeill ... assistant editor
Michael Pacek ... assistant editor
Peter Ransohoff ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by

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Dan Yarhi

Art Direction by

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Dennis Davenport

Set Decoration by

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Jacques M. Bradette

Costume Design by

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Betsy Cox

Makeup Department

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David R. Beecroft ... hair stylist (as David Beecroft)
Philip Leto ... hair stylist: B. Reynolds (as Phil Leto)
Brian McManus ... makeup artist: B. Reynolds
Dorothy J. Pearl ... makeup artist: T. Russell (as Dorothy Pearl)
Katherine Southern ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Michael Brownstone ... unit manager
Marie-France Caron ... unit manager: Montreal
Joseph E. Foley ... unit production manager: Boston (as Joe Foley)
Joyce Kozy King ... production manager
Pierre Laberge ... production manager: Montreal
Lisa Plonsker ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Bannerman ... second assistant director
Fergus Barnes ... third assistant director
Alice Bouvrie ... second assistant director: Boston
Don Granbery ... first assistant director (as Don Granberry)

Art Department

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Daniel R. Bradette ... assistant set decorator
James F. Breithaupt ... art department controller
J. Tracy Budd ... property master
Brian Carson ... scenic artist
Devra Cohen ... art department trainee
Don Conley ... assistant set decorator
Tracey A. Doyle ... props buyer: Boston (as Tracy Doyle)
James Halpenny ... head carpenter (as Jim Halpenny)
Gustave Meunier ... set decoration buyer
Nancey Pankiw ... assistant art director
Jeff Poulis ... assistant props
Donald Vandewater ... construction supervisor
Robert S. Smith ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ross Carter ... assistant sound editor
Paul Coombe ... re-recording mixer
Bruno DeGazio ... assistant sound editor
Alison Fisher ... assistant sound editor
Alan Geldart ... sound effects editor
James A. Gore ... foley assistant
Alison Grace ... dialogue editor
Penny Hozy ... dialogue editor
Sharon Lackie ... supervising sound editor
David Lee ... dialogue recordist
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Michael O'Farrell ... supervising sound editor
Daniel Pellerin ... re-recording mixer
Steve Switzer ... boom operator
Jim Thompson ... boom operator: Boston
Don White ... re-recording mixer

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Rory Cutler ... special effects
Al Griswold ... special effects: Boston
Kaz Kobielski ... special effects

Stunts

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Stan Barrett ... stunt coordinator: Boston
Shelley Cook ... stunt double
Steve Lucescu ... utility stunts
John Stoneham Jr. ... stunt double
Kenny Bates ... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Christensen ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David R. Anderson ... gaffer (as David Anderson)
David Crone ... camera operator
Steve Danyluk ... gaffer: Montreal
Marc de Ernsted ... key grip: Montreal
Michael Kohne ... key grip
Piroska Mihalka ... still photographer
Thom Ryan ... focus puller
Dave Sheridan ... clapper loader (as Dave C. Sheridan)
Joe Vitagliano ... camera operator: Boston second unit
Jack Volpe ... key grip: Boston
Charles Beetz ... best boy: Montreal (uncredited)
Barbara Hanania ... assistant camera: Boston (uncredited)
Scott Rathner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Boston (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Stuart Aikins ... casting: Toronto
Peter Lavender ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Graham Docherty ... wardrobe master
Madeleine Stewart ... head wardrobe

Location Management

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Michael Brownstone ... location manager
Mark Moore ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Stephen A. Hope ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Hartley Greenleaf ... transportation captain: Boston
Norm Henderson ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Renee Bodner ... script supervisor: Boston
Stanley Brossette ... unit publicist
Susanna David ... continuity
Martin Earl ... production office assistant
Lori Greenberg ... production secretary
Jake Miller ... craft service
Cindy Morton ... production executive
Mayda Renizzi-Holt ... assistant production auditor
Ken Ryan ... production auditor
Judith Tatar ... assistant: Mr. Carmody
Deborah Zwicker ... production coordinator
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines If he's innocent, the truth could save him. If he's guilty, the lies could kill her. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Smoke (Canada, English title)
  • Preuve à l'appui (France)
  • Revenge - Tödliche Rache (Germany)
  • Brutal Cop (Germany)
  • Contra tota llei (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia An interesting aspect of creating "Physical Evidence" was determining who would star as the beautiful young lawyer opposite Burt Reynolds' crusty cop. During a career that had seen him repeatedly named America's favorite movie star, Reynolds had been paired with Hollywood's most famous female superstars. After considering all the possibilities, producer 'Martin Ransohoff' and director Michael Crichton went outside Hollywood's mainstream to select the highly regarded London-based film actress Theresa Russell, who was best known for her performance in Black Widow (1987), and for her roles in pictures made by director Nicolas Roeg. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Physical Evidence/Parents/Gone with the Wind (50th Anniversary)/The Dressmaker (1989). 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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