A District Attorney has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder.


Peter Howitt (as Peter P. Croudins)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Cooper ... Mitch Brockden
Samuel L. Jackson ... Clinton Davis
Gloria Reuben ... Det. Blake Kanon
Ryan Robbins ... Jimmy Logan
Erin Karpluk ... Rachel Brockden
Dylan Taylor ... Stuart Wilson
Karl Thordarson ... Cecil Akerman
Dean Harder ... Terry Roberts
Carson Nattrass Carson Nattrass ... Officer Travis
John B. Lowe ... Judge G. Mckenna
Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... DA Jones
Jessica Burleson Jessica Burleson ... Secretary
Kelly Wolfman Kelly Wolfman ... Dr. Brown
Steven Ratzlaff ... Coroner (as Steve Ratzlaff)
Jon Ljungberg Jon Ljungberg ... Reporter #1 (Jeff Franklin)


Up-and-coming District Attorney, Mitch Brockton is involved in a fatal hit-and-run, but Clinton Davis, is found with the body and charged with murder. Believing that Davis is innocent, Brockton is compelled to throw the trial. Soon after, Brocton's perfect life begins to unravel as he realizes that the man he set free is hiding a secret that will destroy him. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Proof is the burden


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, and Dominic Cooper played the younger version of Howard Stark. See more »


Mitch supposedly has an injured arm in a sling but carries his baby for a while single handedly with that broken arm. Because of how badly Jimmy had been tortured, enough time could have past by the time Jimmy comes to visit Mitch and his wife that Mitch's arm might still be sore enough from being shot to wear a sling, sort of like a security blanket, but he can still use his arm. Also, it is not said that he has a broken arm. See more »


[first lines]
Nanny: Where's Emma?
[running into woods]
Nanny: Emma! Emma! Emma, where are you, honey?
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A good idea but badly done
4 January 2015 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

The idea behind "Reasonable Doubt" is a pretty nifty one, (a young, hotshot prosecutor is involved in a hit-and-run and then finds himself prosecuting another man accused of the crime, and that's just the beginning of his problems), and to be fair what follows does make for a moderately exciting, if a nevertheless, preposterous thriller. (It also helps that Samuel L Jackson is involved). But while the initial idea may be good, the script is atrocious and Dominic Cooper's performance as the prosecutor is way off the mark; he just seems to be going through the motions and his character is impossible to take seriously. Nor does director Peter Howitt, (credited as Peter P Croudins) show any flair or apparent interest in the material. It's watchable in that of made-for-TV-movie kind of way but it could have been so much more.

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Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good Samaritan See more »

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »


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