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Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

R | | Thriller | 16 July 1993 (USA)
A convicted wife murderer returns 22 year later to seek revenge on the daughter who help convict him.

Director:

Jonathan Heap

Writers:

Michael Lieber (story), Jeffrey Polman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Frank
Amy Irving ... Karen Braswell
Rider Strong ... Pete Braswell
Christopher McDonald ... Dan
Graham Greene ... Calhoun
Theodore Bikel ... Gideon Lee
Gisela Kovach ... Suzanna
Ferdy Mayne ... Mueller
Julie Hasel Julie Hasel ... Young Karen
Patricia Tallman ... Karen's Mother
Ralph McTurk Ralph McTurk ... Trooper
Shane McCabe Shane McCabe ... Wayland
Margaret Johnson Margaret Johnson ... Waitress
Heinrich James Heinrich James ... Marina Guard
Jean Fowler Jean Fowler ... Examiner
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Storyline

Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into Karen's life. Written by Rob Hartill

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A terrifying story of fatherly love.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneficio del dubbio See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Verde, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$151,860
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Frank: [Last Lines] Daddy will never forget this
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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On the other hand, consider this . . .
6 July 2004 | by judithw100See all my reviews

Likewise for me, it's been a while since I've seen this movie, however, I remember it distinctly because of its stars.

I would recommend it for the following reason. If you have visited the area of Page, Arizona, and Lake Powell it's quite a kick to see this movie placed in that locale. Marvelous chases through the mysterious sandstone passages and on the water. Sometimes the location can be as much of a drawing point as the plot and actors. I've seen many otherwise mediocre things that have been filmed in a particular city or other location that I'm familiar with. London is among my favorites.

Interesting twists of plot and getting three great names like Amy Irving, Donald Sutherland and Graham Greene is quite a coup. It's good viewing for a chilly night with nothing better to do.


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