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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rhinehart Theory See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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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

There's a scene where Cattrall is in her office, quoting a price for something. She says, "Two, seventy, nine five", which makes little sense really. The subtitles "quote" her speech as "$2,795,000", plus they'll take back paper", which DOES make sense. About 29 minutes in. See more »

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Written by Philip Bailey, Roxanne Seeman, & Chuck Wild
Performed by Scott Mayo (Saxophone)
(c) 1992 Noa-Noa Music (ASCAP), Life by Wild Music (BMI) and Sir & Trini Music (BMI)
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Christopher Reeve in an excellent TV thriller
2 December 2005 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

Christopher Reeve ironically plays a homicide detective who's paralyzed from the waist down after a bust goes bad. His family life isn't all that great either; his wife is cheating on him with his own brother. One day Reeve asks the two of them to help him end his life...that's when things get interesting.

This is an exceptionally well made TV thriller. Boasting excellent performances from Cattrall, Mantegna and especially Reeve, in his last role before his horrible accident. The film is well written, with a mystery that's genuinely intriguing all the way, full of surprises and suspenseful to boot. Also has a very satisfying conclusion, not all TV movies follow the same formula.

I'll miss Christopher Reeve. Here, as in other movies, he shows just what a quality actor he truly was when given good roles.


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