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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
Rider Strong ... Pete
Christopher McDonald ... Dan
Graham Greene ... Calhoun
Theodore Bikel ... Gideon Lee
Gisela Kovach ... Susanna
Ferdy Mayne ... Mueller
Julie Hasel Julie Hasel ... Young Karen
Patricia Tallman ... Karen's Mom
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.

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Thriller

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Frank: [Smugly as his grandson holds a gun on him] You won't do it
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Another "Creepy Grandpa" performance by Donald Sutherland ....
9 April 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Benefit of the Doubt" features another "Creepy Grandpa" performance by Donald Sutherland, not unlike his character in "Panic". Sutherland is very good in both films, and is surrounded by excellent supporting actors, William H. Macy in "Panic", and Amy Irving and Graham Greene in "Benefit of the Doubt". Another plus is the beautiful desert setting, with magnificent red rock formations. Although the story is rather straightforward, the entertainment value is high. Grandfather is released from prison, and seeks relationship with estranged Daughter who helped convict him. Theodore Bikel's performance, as the district attorney is noteworthy also. Recommended. - MERK


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1993 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Camp Verde, Arizona, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$151,860
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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