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Above Suspicion (2019)

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The story that lead to the first conviction for murder of an FBI agent.


Phillip Noyce


Chris Gerolmo (screenplay by), Joe Sharkey (based on the book by)
2,515 ( 667)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilia Clarke ... Susan Smith
Jack Huston ... Mark
Sophie Lowe ... Kathy Putnam
Johnny Knoxville ... Cash
Austin Hébert ... Randy McCoy
Thora Birch ... Jolene
Karl Glusman ... Joe-Bea
Kevin Dunn ... Bob Singer
Brian Lee Franklin ... Rufus
Omar Benson Miller ... Denver Rhodes
Chris Mulkey ... Todd Eason
Brittany O'Grady ... Georgia Beale
Luke Spencer Roberts ... Bones
Lex Kelli Lex Kelli ... Susan's Daughter
Landon Durrence Landon Durrence ... Susan's Son / Isom Smith (as Landon Elijah Durrence)


The chilling true story of a newly married F.B.I. poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it's a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an F.B.I. Agent for murder.

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Rated R for sexual content and drug use throughout, language and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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Emilia Clarke has proved she really got talent in a versatile way
18 March 2020 | by AntiFakeReviewsSee all my reviews

For the movie itself, it's just okay. The only shine in it is Emilia Clarke, who has miraculously changed her British accent to a Kentucky lowlife woman's twirling accent. It's not an easy to change the British accent to an American southern one, at least James Stewart or Matthew McConaughey could never did it. Her transformation in this movie is not just her accent, but her whole image has also completely adapted into a souther dame. It proved that she was a serious actor who could really put her heart into whatever the role she played.

But sadly, this movie is not good enough, the screenplay was lame, all the other supporting actors, some were wrong cast, some of them were not given the chance to do well since the screenplay was so lame and poorly crafted. This is not an interesting or inspiring enough movie. The plot and scenario of the story were all too one-directional predictable and boring.

But besides all the naysay here, I am very glad that Emilia Clarke has proved herself as a very talented actor.

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4 July 2019 (Lebanon) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berry, Kentucky, USA See more »


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