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The Confession (1999)

A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »

Director:

David Hugh Jones

Writers:

Sol Yurick (novel), David Black (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Harry Fertig
Amy Irving ... Sarah Fertig
Ryan Marsini ... Stevie Fertig
Alec Baldwin ... Roy Bleakie
Boyd Gaines ... Liam Clarke
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Judge Judy Crossland
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Eric Malabar
Becky Ann Baker ... Nurse Jeannine Carrounbois
Mike Hodge ... Security Guard
Mark Ethan ... Dr. Mason Gillett
Kevin Conway ... Mel Duden
Richard Jenkins ... Cass O'Donnell
Joseph Mosso Joseph Mosso ... Bartender (as Joe Mosso)
Kevin McClarnon Kevin McClarnon ... Sean the Limo Driver
Jay O. Sanders ... Jack Renoble
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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the path of truth. Written by David Black

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Trust No One.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief strong violence and some sexual images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Confissão See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jack Renoble: A cynic is an idealist who's been disappointed.
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Soundtracks

Bleakie's Bounce
Composed & Produced by David Feinman
©1998 Non-Linear Music/BMI
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Warning: Save yourself the price of the rental. A complete waste of the actors' time. Understand Baldwin's social conscience prompted him to produce the film, but the script and direction were amateurish,
12 January 2001 | by Gloria ListerSee all my reviews

I wonder what induced Kingsley, Irving, Noth and Baldwin to participate in this tripe. Understand their beliefs may have led them to do it, but the next time they have a spare weekend, perhaps they could spend it interviewing directors who have a modicum of talent and originality. It was a toss up for me between the direction and the script as to which was the most banal. The consummate professional cast struggled to give the piece some dignity but it was hopeless from the start. On a lighter note, even the delectable Chris Noth plain-janed himself into obscurity.


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