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Above Suspicion (1995)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 21 May 1995 (USA)
A paralyzed cop takes advantage of the sympathy he attracts in order to get rid of his cheating wife and her lover.

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

Jerry Lazarus, William H. Macy (as W.H. Macy) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Dempsey Cain
Joe Mantegna ... Alan Rhinehart
Kim Cattrall ... Gail Cain
Edward Kerr ... Nick Cain
Geoffrey Rivas ... Enrique
Finola Hughes ... Iris
William H. Macy ... Pros. Atty. Schultz
Ron Canada ... Captain
Natalija Nogulich ... Def. Atty. Wallace (as Natalia Nogulich)
Clark Gregg ... Randy
Marty Levy Marty Levy ... Syd
J.J. Johnston ... Hank
Blake Foster ... Damon Cain
Frank Medrano ... Jorge de La Paz
Joanna Miles ... Laura
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Storyline

A Cop is paralysed in a shooting and unable to walk. His misfortune brings him sympathy which he uses to devise a plan to rid himself of his unfaithful wife and her lover. Written by Rob Hartill

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They thought they could get away with murder. They thought they were... [Above Suspicion] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sex scenes, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In this film, Christopher Reeve plays a paralyzed man. On May 27, 1995, six days after the film's theatrical release, Reeve broke his neck in a horse-riding accident, leaving him paralyzed for the rest of his life. See more »

Goofs

When the prosecutor concludes his questioning the video store clerk the boom mic is visible. It is visible once again when the defense attorney begins to cross-examine the video clerk. See more »

Quotes

Dempsey Cain: You control where your mind goes, right? You just gotta focus on one thing, the ball. Now if you're thinking about whether or not you're gonna to get a hit, you're not gonna get a hit.
Damon Cain: Yeah.
Dempsey Cain: Cause the power that you have to direct your mind is the greatest power you have.
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Soundtracks

Lonely Stranger
Written by Larry Dunn
Performed by The Rythm Shieks
Courtesy of The Music Bridge
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Brilliant Thriller
2 December 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Christopher Reeve had starred in some good thrillers when he wasn't flying around as Superman. This is a gripping thriller for him.

Reeve plays a top detective Dempsey Cain who is paralyzed after a drugs operation. Thus, he resigns himself to life in a wheelchair but that is when things get going. Also, Dempsey's brother and wife have been having an affair and now that he is paralyzed, he may just notice what has been going on...

I cannot say any more. The film has such twists that if I say anything more I will end up giving it away. I cannot even go into detail about Joe Mantegna's role without potentially spoiling it. I urge you to watch the movie and be prepared for a real twist. If you like thrillers that involve murder and adultery, then this is the one for you.

This was Reeve's last film before he became paralyzed in the riding accident he had. This was one of those rare but disturbing occasions of life imitating art.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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