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High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 5 April 2002 (USA)
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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director:

Carl Franklin

Writers:

Joseph Finder (novel), Yuri Zeltser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Claire Kubik
Morgan Freeman ... Charles W. Grimes
Jim Caviezel ... Tom Kubik / Sgt. Ron Chapman
Adam Scott ... Lt. Terrence Embry
Amanda Peet ... Jackie
Bruce Davison ... Brig. Gen. Bill Marks
Tom Bower ... FBI Agent Mullins
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Maj. James Hernandez
Michael Gaston ... Maj. Lucas Waldron
Jude Ciccolella ... Col. Farrell
Emilio Rivera ... Salvadoran Man
Michael Shannon ... Troy Abbott
John Billingsley ... Lie Detector Coach
Dendrie Taylor ... Lola
Paula Jai Parker ... Gracie
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Storyline

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes; meanwhile, Claire's sister, Jackie, is falling in love with wet-behind-the-ears Lieutenant Embry assigned as the official defense lawyer. And most of the eyewitnesses have rather too conveniently died. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Everything you trust. Everything you know. May be a lie...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimen en primer grado See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe River, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,005,550, 7 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,543,207, 18 August 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,781,100
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman also appeared in Kiss the Girls (1997), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). See more »

Goofs

As Claire is running, she thinks she being followed and runs to the nearest business for help. On the glass door there is a "Protected by ADT" sticker on the window, which appears and disappears as the camera angle change. See more »

Quotes

Claire Kubik: I can't. I'm trying to get pregnant.
Charlie Grimes: Well. I'm not trying to get pregnant.
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Soundtracks

Young at Heart
Written by Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra (as 101 Strings Orchestra)
Courtesy of Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc.
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Of course. I wouldn't lie about it.
22 June 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I show absolutely no hesitation in recommending any movie with Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar baby, The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en), and this is no exception. The fact that I am an Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls) fan makes this a double pleasure.

Let's just ignore the fact that this film is a cliché, and sit back and enjoy it. It has enough actors that we love that there is something you will enjoy.

Besides Judd and Freeman, it has Jesus (James Caviezel) as the husband who is hiding his past, Amanda Peet (The Whole Nine Yards) as the slutty sister, and it is directed by Carl Franklin (Out of Time, Devil with the Blue Dress).

Anyone who has watched more than a dozen movies can easily predict what comes next as the film unfolds, maybe even the ending, although that is the most illogical part for me, so it's not going to tax your brain. It's just another good opportunity to see Judd and Freeman. That's enough for me.


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