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False Arrest (1991)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 3 November 1991
A luxury home, a handsome husband and terrific children. But it all comes crashing down when she is accused of being a mastermind behind a brutal triple-homicide and is arrested and ... See full summary »

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Bill Norton (as Bill L. Norton)

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Joyce Lukezic (book), Ted Schwarz (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Mills ... Joyce Lukezic
Steven Bauer ... Det. Dan Ryan
Lane Smith ... Martin Busey
James Handy ... Thomas Thinnes
Lewis Van Bergen ... Arnie Merrill
Dennis Christopher ... Wally Roberts
Paul Gleason ... Arthur Ross
Penny Fuller ... Marilyn Redmond
Kiersten Warren ... Eden
Jason London ... Eric
Brian Bonsall ... Jason Lukezic
Ben Lemon
Warren Frost
Amy Aquino ... Cathy
Mimi Kuzyk ... Nadine
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A luxury home, a handsome husband and terrific children. But it all comes crashing down when she is accused of being a mastermind behind a brutal triple-homicide and is arrested and handcuffed in front of her own children. A gripping story of passion and betrayal as a woman fights to clear her name and avoid the death penalty for a crime she didn't commit. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crímenes de familia See more »

Filming Locations:

Indio, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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False Arrest: Certainly above average
23 August 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

False Arrest is a made for television thriller based on a true story (Though I'm sure a lot has been changed).

The thing which struck me was it's cast, it's really quite astonishing. It's a regular motley crew of 80's and 90's cult stars and familiar faces.

Steven Bauer, Lane Smith, James Handy, Dennis Christopher, Paul Gleason, Kiersten Warren, Jason London, Robert Wagner and more. Colour me impressed.

It tells the story of a woman who finds herself framed for the deaths of two of her friends. Before she knows it she's in prison, very out of her comfort zone and the case is gradually stacking up against her.

It's actually better than you'd expect it to be, it isn't that the story is fantastic I think it's just a highly competent cast keeping the whole thing afloat.

Great for fans of the genre.

The Good:

Outstanding cast

Interesting enough plot

The Bad:

Perhaps should have been longer

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Women also have the "I love you too, just not in that way" problem.


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