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Under Suspicion (2000)

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A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Hopkins
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Henry Hearst
Morgan Freeman ... Captain Victor Benezet
Thomas Jane ... Detective Felix Owens
Monica Bellucci ... Chantal Hearst
Nydia Caro Nydia Caro ... Isabella
Miguel Ángel Suárez ... Superintendent
Pablo Cunqueiro ... Detective Castillo
Isabel Algaze Isabel Algaze ... Camille Rodriguez
Jacqueline Duprey ... Maria Rodriguez
Luis Caballero Luis Caballero ... Paco Rodriguez
Patricia Beato Patricia Beato ... Darlita
Sahyly Esponda Sahyly Esponda ... Reina (as Sahyly Yamile)
Hector Travieso Hector Travieso ... Peter
Marisol Calero Marisol Calero ... Sergeant Arias
Vanessa Shenk Vanessa Shenk ... Sue Ellen Huddy
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Storyline

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer... Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everyone has secrets. Some of them are crimes. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

15 November 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Third Degree See more »

Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,863, 24 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$258,691, 22 October 2000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The pictures behind the desk, when Morgan Freeman interrogated Gene Hackman, was the actual Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Rossello, and the other pictures was the Superintendent of the Police, Pedro Toledo. See more »

Goofs

There is one scene, a flashback, where it shows Henry jogging around a breakwater, or rock walkway, with the neighbors dog. Here you will see the dog clearly on a leash. This is the only scene where the dog is on a leash otherwise the dog has always been seen running free. See more »

Quotes

Captain Victor Benezet: Go home. Put on a funny hat. Do whatever it is morons do.
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Connections

Version of Garde à vue (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857)
Traditional
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Arranged by George Acogny
Performed by Darryl Phinnessee
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A potential spellbinder and one of Hackman's best performances
2 January 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

Most of this dialogue-intensive film takes place in an office in a Puerto Rican Police Department with a top detective (Freeman) grilling a wealthy attorney (Hackman) about the rape/murders of young girls. Featuring outstanding performances by both principals and technical and artistic excellence, the film's story unfolds piecemeal as it scrutinizes the Hackman character with painful deliberation while holding out the "whodunnit" carrot until the very end. More mature audiences with an appetite for this type of film are likely to find "Under Suspicion" a spellbinding tour de force by Hackman.


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