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Guilty Until Proven Innocent (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 22 September 1991
Bobby McLoughlin is the adopted child of Harold and Mary Hohne. He's a problem child, so when he is accused of a murder he didn't commit, he is soon recognized guilty. After a moment of ... See full summary »

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... Harold Hohne
... Mary Hohne
... Gerry Duffy
... Beverly Rosen
... Ron D'Angelo
... Kathy Panzer
... Richard Emery
Tristan Tait ... Jimmy O'Neill
... Carol McLaughlin
Zachary Mott ... Billy Ferro
... Bobby McLaughlin
... Judge Mollen
... Doctor
Bill Dalzell ... Armor
Lamont Arnold ... Dealer
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Bobby McLoughlin is the adopted child of Harold and Mary Hohne. He's a problem child, so when he is accused of a murder he didn't commit, he is soon recognized guilty. After a moment of doubt, his father will be convinced of his son's innoncence, and will fight to get him out of jail. He will need a lot of work and effort to make the administration of justice admit its failure... Written by Christophe Tronche <tronche@lri.fr>

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A vicious murder...a father's struggle to save his son.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug references | See all certifications »
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22 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Presumed Guilty  »

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From 1986-1987, after finally being released from prison, he hung out in the neighborhood bars of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, NY. He was a great guy and very well liked by everyone. See more »

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Could This Happen To Me or You?
23 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a very good film that shows how justice in our American system is sometimes lacking. The film centers on a young man (Bobby McLoughlin) with Brendon Fraser giving an excellent performance, who is wrongfully accused of a murder and the trials and tribulations that he and his parents must endure to prove his innocence. Martin Sheen and Caroline Kava give very good performances as the foster father and mother of McLoughlin.

I was particularly disturbed by the apparent lack of legal representation McLoughlin received at his initial trial at the hands of a so-called Public Defender. Also, the film depicts disturbing elements in law enforcement of police errors that are very slow in being corrected at the expense of the wrongfully accused. Had Mr. McLoughlin been wrongfully convicted of first degree murder, he could very well have been executed.

I highly recommend this film for those who may have known someone who was wrongfully accused or themselves accused. It is a thoughtful film that will hold your attention.


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