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Guilty as Sin (1993)

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A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca De Mornay ... Jennifer Haines
Don Johnson ... David Edgar Greenhill
Stephen Lang ... Phil Garson
Jack Warden ... Moe Plimpton
Dana Ivey ... Judge D. Tompkins
Ron White ... Prosecutor DiAngelo
Norma Dell'Agnese ... Emily, Jennifer's Assistant
Sean McCann ... Nolan, Greenhill's Doorman
Luis Guzmán ... Lt. Bernard Martinez
Robert Kennedy ... Caniff
James Blendick James Blendick ... McMartin
Tom Butler ... D.A. Heath
Christina Grace Christina Grace ... Miriam Langford (as Christina Baren)
Lynne Cormack Lynne Cormack ... Esther Rothman
Barbara Eve Harris ... Kathleen Bigelow
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Storyline

A man accused of murdering his wife approaches a hotshot female criminal attorney to take his case. The man is a self-professed womaniser, and his alleged motive would be the large sum of money his wife left him. The attorney begins to have second thoughts about representing him when he starts making it look like they're having an affair and tells her things she can't reveal because of lawyer/client privilege, so she starts her own investigation of him, which threatens her career and the safety of her friends and herself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'avocat du diable See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,713,708, 6 June 1993

Gross USA:

$22,866,222

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,866,222
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The French title for this film was "L'Avocat du Diable", which means "The Devil's Advocate". See more »

Goofs

Before the climatic fall from the upper level, there is an obvious addition of footrests that have been added to the side of the balcony to serve as support for the stunt woman before she falls to the ground. See more »

Quotes

David Greenhill: See, people like us Miriam, we're - we're warm. But she's a - she's an attorney.
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Stalking and talking ..........
21 March 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Stalking and talking seems to be what "Guilty as Sin" is all about. Don Johnson does the stalking of his lawyer, Rebecca De Mornay, and everyone in the film talks and talks. Unfortunately, the womanizing Johnson, comes across as an almost unreal villain. He assaults Stephen Lang, yet no police are ever involved. He produces a surprise witness, who's motivation for giving him an alibi for his wife's murder borders on ridiculous. The only redeeming factor about Don Johnson is that his character is so despicable, you have to hang around for the ending, simply to see him get what's due. Don't blink however because the end when it finally does come is both swift and a real stretch of reality. Watchable, but not much more. - MERK


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