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In Her Defense (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, Romance | 28 May 1999 (Spain)
A lawyer has to defend his lover who's blamed for a murder he has commited himself...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jane Claire
... Robert St. Laurent
... Andrew Garfield
... Debra Turner
David Attis ... Jeffrey Fishman
Stephen Morgan ... John Danforth
Robbie O'Neill ... Frank Rutter
Doug Sutherland ... Noby Claire
John Ball ... Mark Mioka
Rob Pinnock ... Ernest Biles
Robert A. Doherty ... Judge Eunico (as Robert Doherty)
Maurice Arsenault ... Serge Richard
Jane Barry ... Judge Wallbridge (as Hon. Jane Barry)
Renée Cayes ... Marcie Brand
Eric Thériault ... Claude Martin
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Lawyer Andrew Garfield has a love affair with Jane, a deaf woman. A day when Jane's husband comes home early and catches them, Andrew shoots him. The police think Jane killed her husband and wants Andrew to defend her in court. Now he has to defend her, without drawing suspicion upon himself, and at the same time, this may be the big case he needs to improve his career. Written by Calle

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Surprise
25 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Andrew is a lawyer. One day, his partner (a nice-looking woman) takes him to an art exposition, where he meets Jane, a deaf woman who painted some of the stuff there. He also meets her violent husband. Soon, Jane calls in at his studio to ask him about the divorce. He goes to her house,while the husband's out, and the average for their meetings occur: sex.

During the second of these meetings, the husband calls in and Andrew, trying to defend himself, takes a gun from a shelf and shoots the husband. He throws the body to a river, but the police finds it and all the evidence points to Jane. He will defend her in the trial, but at what cost? After hearing loads about MArlee mAtlin, I finally saw a movie with her. She's rather good, rather pretty, and convincing in her role (yes, I did realize she's truly deaf). But the surprise is Michael Dudikoff here, in a sort of dramatic role. He's not as good as in the "Bounty Hunter" films but he is surprising as the lawyer. The rest of the cast is rather good too.

It is not a movie I would have rented, but after seeing it, it's worth it.

6/10


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