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Misconduct (2016)

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When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.

Director:

Shintaro Shimosawa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... Ben Cahill
Anthony Hopkins ... Arthur Denning
Al Pacino ... Charles Abrams
Alice Eve ... Charlotte Cahill
Malin Akerman ... Emily Hynes
Byung-Hun Lee ... The Accountant (as Byung Hun Lee)
Julia Stiles ... Jane Clemente
Glen Powell ... Doug Fields
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Joe Bilson
Leah McKendrick ... Amy
Chris Marquette ... Giffords (as Christopher Marquette)
Skye P. Marshall ... Hatty
Gregory Alan Williams ... Richard Hill
Jason Gibson ... Graham
Nathan Moore ... Lawrence (as Nathan J. Moore)
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When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.

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Corruption, power, murder. See more »


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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Deceit See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The original title of the movie was "Beyond Deceit". It was changed during filming, because too many people thought it sounded like "Beyond Da Sea". See more »

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It would be close to impossible for any law firm to draft, finalize, and arrange formal service of a fraud complaint against a billionaire, plus schedule a deposition with him, all in less than one week. A demand for production of documents is usually needed first, with a minimum of two weeks for the plaintiff to respond, then a deposition is scheduled to obtain the plaintiff's testimony about the documents. See more »

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Reporter #1: Tonight, investigators are questioning the credibility of those clinical trials.
Woman #1: I'm very angry. I can't believe doctors could betray so many people.
Man #1: I was part of the initial test group for the drug Vypraxilin. And, I can say without a doubt it was probably the worst decision I've ever made in my life.
Man #2: These people knowingly put out inaccurate information and they were being selective in the facts about the case.
Woman #2: She looked at me and then collapsed. Her mouth filled with blood and...
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Written & Performed by Lee Coombs
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Tony & Al sell soul, destroy legacy
6 February 2016 | by Filboid_StudgeSee all my reviews

What dark deals were struck to persuade two of the greatest screen actors of all time to appear in this stillborn nonsense? What dirt do they have on Messrs Hopkins & Pacino that they can be lured into this manure-filled paddock?

The script for "Misconduct" seems to have been pieced together from scraps of paper harvested from the bin of a ten-year-old struggling to produce a piece of creative writing homework. Someone should take this ten-year-old to one side and have a quiet word about the rudiments of drama; firstly, have a protagonist who we care about. Secondly, don't expect us to believe an intelligent lawyer would make the most catastrophic, rudimentary slip-ups when committing a crime; thirdly, have the story make even a little bit of sense, without plot holes big enough for the orbit of Halley's comet.

Special mention must go to Alice Eve, an actress so monumentally bad that in a just world she would be laughed out of the room if she auditioned for the part of the back end of the donkey in her local comprehensive school's nativity play. She seems to think that what's required for this role is to approximate one of those kittens you see on Youtube falling asleep in its food bowl.

Only go to see "Misconduct" if you're atoning for sins committed in a previous life.


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