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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.

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... Dempsey Cain
... Alan Rhinehart
... Gail Cain
... Nick Cain
... Enrique
... Iris
... Pros. Atty. Schultz
... Captain
... Def. Atty. Wallace (as Natalia Nogulich)
... Randy
Marty Levy ... Syd
... Hank
... Damon Cain
... Jorge de La Paz
... Laura
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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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One Cop Is Too Hot, One Cop Is Too Cool, And One Of Them Will Commit The Perfect Murder. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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

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When we cut back to the end of the judge's speech about the unexpected prosecution witness, the judge's lips aren't moving. See more »

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Features Thunder in Paradise (1994) See more »

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You Don't Love Me Anymore
Written and Performed by Beverly D'Angelo and Jeff D'Angelo
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A murderer who has all the answers.....
24 May 2008 | by See 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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