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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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Taglines:

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

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 »

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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Features My Favorite Brunette (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Stranger
Written by Larry Dunn
Performed by The Rythm Shieks
Courtesy of The Music Bridge
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A murderer who has all the answers.....
24 May 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Above Suspicion" has a very clever plot, above average acting, and maintains interest throughout. This plays like a good episode of "Columbo". Joe Mantegna gives a Columbo-like performance as the relentless detective who thinks the obvious in a murderer investigation is not how it happened. Unfortunately, in this case, his adversary, Christopher Reeve always seems to be one step ahead of Mantegna. I can't say I was totally satisfied with the ending, but under the circumstances, I can see where it came from. The film has plenty of nudity, violence, and edge of your seat twists and turns. Recommended. - MERK


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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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