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Criminal Intent (2005)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller | TV Movie 2005
A former defense lawyer, now working as a divorce lawyer is asked to represent her best friends husband who has been accused of her murder.


George Erschbamer




Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Angel ... Susan Grace
Sebastian Spence ... Devon Major
Linda Purl ... Kirsten Sorensen
David Palffy ... Mark Fairfield
Sarah Deakins ... Marg Anderson
Ingrid Torrance ... Angela Major (as Ingrid Torrence)
Tom Pickett ... Judge Greenwood
Anne Openshaw ... Kate - 911 Operator
Dalias Blake ... Police Officer #1
David Stuart ... Police Officer #2
Shawn Reis Shawn Reis ... Booking Guard
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Prison Guard #1
Michael Antonakos ... Philip - Technician
Julius Chapple Julius Chapple ... Reporter #1 / Reporter #4
Dawn Chubai ... Reporter #2


Although he was the one to make the 911 call alerting the authorities to the situation, high profile businessman Devon Major is charged in the stabbing death of his ex-wife, Angela Major, the two who only recently got divorced. His story is that he received a telephone call from her to visit - he hoping that it was to reconcile - when he found her in her new home with a knife in the abdomen. Devon makes the surprise move of asking Angela's friend and divorce attorney Susan Grace, a former criminal lawyer, to defend him. His rationale is that he wants her to believe his story and as such when she tells the world of his innocence, it will truly absolve him in the eyes of the world without public skepticism. Although she still does see many of the reasons that Angela divorced him including that he uses his charm on women to do what he wants, Susan does believe him and does agree to defend him, largely to protect Angela's memory. District Attorney Kirsten Sorensen decides to try the case ... Written by Huggo

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Not that terrible
8 August 2007 | by linda-plant2See all my reviews

As the plot for a film goes, it was good and gripping. However, as others have commented, with the exception of a few, the acting was not exactly master-class. In particular, Vanessa Angel - is she really a professional actress ? or did she do it for a dare, and as for the wig she was wearing ............. Linda Purl certainly held the film together, and did her best with a script that could have been a bit more "meatier". I felt the camera angles were "interesting" at times, and thought the cameraman was attempting to speed things up a bit with his whizzing around the room moments. Overall, the plot made for good watching, but could have been made even better with a superior cast list.

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Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

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CAD1,100,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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