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The Heart of Justice (1992)

David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own... See full summary »

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Bruno Barreto

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Keith Reddin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... David Leader
Jennifer Connelly ... Emma Burgess
Dermot Mulroney ... Elliot Burgess
Dennis Hopper ... Austin Blair
Harris Yulin ... Keneally
Paul Teschke Paul Teschke ... Alex
Vincent Price ... Reggie Shaw
William H. Macy ... Booth
Bradford Dillman ... Mr. Burgess
Joanna Miles ... Mrs. Burgess
Katherine LaNasa ... Hannah
Arthur Eckdahl ... George
Keith Reddin Keith Reddin ... Simon
Ross Leon Ross Leon ... Officer McCrane
John Capodice ... Harte
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David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own beautiful and mysterious daughter, Emma Burgess, and soon Leader is deeply within her orbit as well. Written by Michael R. Brown <michael@marymaclane.com>

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Some prefer to keep it in the family.


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20 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The last film of Bradford Dillman before his retirement. See more »

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Murder he wrote
11 October 2016 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Meandering tale of a wealthy family embroiled in a murder scandal with hot shot reporter Stoltz becoming enamoured by the sultry, enigmatic daughter (Connelly) in his obsessive pursuit of landing the big scoop to feed his ambitions of fame and fortune.

Tries for a film noir feel, but doesn't make the grade wasting a whole lot of talent in the process. Most of star-billed Hopper's role is seen in flashbacks, whilst fellow veterans Price and Dillman have only relatively small contributions to a rather muddled mystery. I preferred the Stoltz-Connelly mind games that were maturing, alas they were overtaken midway by Mulroney's bizarre social handicap whose delusional behaviour becomes progressively more paranoid as the climax approaches.

But despite the potential, the movie is really no more than a feature-length episode of a Murder She Wrote or similar whodunit, with too much telegraphed and consequently, very few surprises to entertain any armchair sleuth who might be hoping for something more mysterious.


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