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Silent Witness (2011)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 7 December 2011
In Silent Witness, Dermot Mulroney (Zodiak, Copycat) plays prominent defense attorney Tony Lord, who returns to his hometown to defend an old friend, played by Michael Cudlitz (TNT's ... See full summary »

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Peter Markle

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Thomas Michael Donnelly (teleplay by), Richard North Patterson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Tony Lord
Michael Cudlitz ... Sam Robb
Anne Heche ... Kate Robb
Anthony Ruivivar ... Michael Ramos
Lisa Berry ... Stella Marz
Sarah Allen ... Stacey Lord
Inga Cadranel ... Vanessa Ramos
Judd Hirsch ... Saul Rubin
Jayne Eastwood ... Sara Croft
Alicia Dea ... Alison Taylor (as Alicia Josipovic)
Shawn Lawrence ... John Taylor
Holly Deveaux ... Marcie Calder
Laura de Carteret ... Nancy Calder
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Frank Calder
Robert Verlaque ... Judge
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In Silent Witness, Dermot Mulroney (Zodiak, Copycat) plays prominent defense attorney Tony Lord, who returns to his hometown to defend an old friend, played by Michael Cudlitz (TNT's Southland). The friend is a teacher accused of murdering one of his students, and the case re-opens the heartache from Tony's own high school days, when he was a student falsely accused of murdering his first love. Silent Witness also stars Anne Heche (Hung, Men in Trees) as Sue Robb, the wife of the accused teacher, and Judd Hirsch (Damages, Taxi) as Saul Ruben, Tony Lord's close friend and associate.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il silenzio del testimone See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The name of the girl murdered twenty-eight years ago is written in the newspaper clipping as Allison Taylor. In the end credits, the character's name is written as Alison Taylor. See more »

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TNT Mystery Movie entry
8 December 2011 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Silent Witness" is the third entry into the new "Mystery Movie" that appears on TNT each Tuesday. This was an extra one on Wednesday.

The story concerns top-notch attorney Tony Lord (Dermot Mulroney) who returns to his home town to defend an old friend (Michael Cudlitz), a high school track coach accused of murdering the underage girl with whom he was having an affair. She was found to be pregnant during the autopsy. This murder parallels a murder 28 years early that Lord himself was accused of, but was acquitted.

I've seen two other films in this TNT series, and I have to say I like this one the best so far. The main reason is Dermot Mulroney, who has a strong presence as Tony and really carries this film. Also, the script is pretty good. The rest of the acting is fine, except that Anne Heche's role. She really doesn't have much to do, or if she did, she really didn't register much.

If you like this genre, it's worth seeing.


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