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Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan (1997)

A lawyer is accused of rape by one of his female associates. He denies it, but his friends, neighbors and associates are split on whether they trust him or not.

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Brian Dennehy

Writer:

Joe Cacaci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Eddie Brannigan
Reed Diamond ... Eddie Brannigan Jr.
Alice Krige ... Rebecca Daly
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Allan 'Al' Disanto
Lori Triolo ... Katherine Trentini
Donnelly Rhodes ... Jack Bailey
Lorena Gale ... Cheryl Drew
Benjamin Ratner ... Paul Suarez
Lynn Redgrave ... Monica Brannigan
Addison Ridge Addison Ridge ... Matthew Daly
Nancy Kerr ... Leslie
Jane Perry ... Dr. Jan Royce
Nina Roman Nina Roman ... Judge Holloway
Anne Farquhar Anne Farquhar ... Priscilla Cunningham
Mark Brandon ... Mitch Hayes
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A lawyer is accused of rape by one of his female associates. He denies it, but his friends, neighbors and associates are split on whether they trust him or not.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brian Dennehy....
28 December 2005 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

we need more movies for TV directed by you; Since TV encompasses only certain subjects, we need a unique director, with actual talent and acting experience!.

While the subject matter of this film could be considered redundant (No more Kobe Bryant stories....please...); Dennehy manages to piece the film together from the victim's viewpoint as well; and this makes ALL the difference.

Alice Krige plays the victim, and this was based on a true story; I find these movies a more artful way to catch up on news; and at least the stories are fact-based. You also can avoid watching mindless newscasters like Tucker Carlson or other NBC "talking heads" with no talent, spewing the news headlines with their bought and paid-for bias. I digress, however; next time you are in the mood for true crime; try LMN or a Lifetime movie, instead of local (yawn) news.

Ms. Krige is excellent, not over the top; and a sympathetic character.In one scene, toward the end, Dennehy has an excellent scene, wherein he watches the tape of her saying "I was terrified...."; as he watches this over and over, he suddenly realizes that his perspective is COMPLETELY different from the woman's; you can read this in his face, and that is the sign of a real actor; they don't need props, costumes, or reality TV shows. They convey emotion through film.


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