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Defenseless (1991)

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A lawyer is hired to defend an old college friend accused of murdering her husband.

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

James Cresson (story) (as James Hicks), Jeff Burkhart (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller
Sam Shepard ... Det. Beutel
Mary Beth Hurt ... Ellie Seldes
J.T. Walsh ... Steven Seldes
Kellie Overbey Kellie Overbey ... Janna Seldes
Jay O. Sanders ... Bull Dozer
John Kapelos ... Jack Hammer
Sheree North ... Mrs. Bodeck
Randy Brooks ... Monroe
Christopher M. Brown Christopher M. Brown ... Dubbing Theatre Employee
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Policeman
George P. Wilbur ... Sherman Bodeck
Marabina Jaimes ... T.K.'s Receptionist
John Achorn ... Board Member in Law Firm
Lisa Darr ... Board Member in Law Firm
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Storyline

The lawyer Thelma "T.K." Knudsen Katwuller is having a love affair with her client, Steven Seldes, accused of making under-age porn movies through the Blue Screen Production. When T.K. meets her old college friend Ellie Seldes, she finds that she is Steven's wife and Ellie invites T.K. to have dinner with her family at her home. T.K. decides to break-up with Steven and he asks her to meet him in his office. While waiting for Steven, T.K. finds that he owns the Blue Screen Production and had lied to her. The next morning, Ellie is arrested and accused of murdering her husband and Ellie hires T.K. to defend her. Detective Beutel feels that something is missing in the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stalked by a madman. Framed by a killer. Terrified by the truth.

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Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternal Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$6,413,375
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New Visions Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cemetery tour hearse used in the film was borrowed from the real life Hollywood tour business, Grave Line Tours! See more »

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DVD from Platinum Disc is heavily censored, removing 14 minutes of footage. See more »

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Lawyer tries to solve grizzly murder
3 October 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Police try to solve the murder of a businessman. Unknown to them, the man's attorney is implicated and, of course, she wants to keep her involvement secret. This leads to the wrong person being charged, causing the lawyer to go looking for the real culprit. Good mystery with lots of action and tense drama.


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