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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jennifer Haines
... David Edgar Greenhill
... Phil Garson
... Moe Plimpton
... Judge D. Tompkins
... Prosecutor DiAngelo
... Emily, Jennifer's Assistant
Sean McCann ... Nolan, Greenhill's Doorman
... Lt. Bernard Martinez
Robert Kennedy ... Caniff
James Blendick ... McMartin
... D.A. Heath
Christina Grace ... Miriam Langford (as Christina Baren)
Lynne Cormack ... Esther Rothman
... 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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'avocat du diable  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,886,222
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The French title for this film was "L'Avocat du Diable", which means "The Devil's Advocate". See more »

Goofs

At 01:24:20, at the end of the trial when Moe lives the courtroom Jennifer's coat is visible on the first chairs behind the defense bench, neatly folded and resting against the back rest. Seconds later, when she picks it up, it is just lying on the seat of the chair. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Haines: Didn't anyone ever say no to you before?
David Greenhill: Yes, my wife said "no" just before I threw her out the window.
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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A Great Little Film!
9 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film last night, and was surprised by it. I was very well written, directed and acted, yet no had put any comments about it on here, and it only scored a 5.6 user rating.

Well, I'd just like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a clever tense thriller, that wasn't a million miles away from Fatal Attraction with the roles reversed.

The two leading roles were brilliant (Don Jonson genuinely scary). In short, it was certainly a tense thriller that I'd recommend people to see, if only once.

It isn't the best film ever (it came from the writer of Maniac Cop 2 & 3) but it was neatly handled (it WAS directed by Sidney Lumet!).

Check it out.


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