Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

Alan J Pakula (1990)

121min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
Harrison Ford was at the peak of his popularity when he starred in this glossy, highly polished blockbuster, playing a lawyer assigned to untangle the murder of his former mistress. Based on the multi-million-selling novel by Scott Turow, this could have been a great movie, but, despite being a darn good yarn well told, the essential magic is somehow missing. Ford was born to portray taciturn, bright professional men, and Alan J Pakula was a consummate director of taut thrillers, with Klute and The Parallax View among his credits. Quite what turns a very good movie into a classic remains the great Hollywood conundrum - the elements are here, but they're too tightly threaded for this to attain classic status.

Summary

A deputy prosecutor is drawn into an affair with a seductive colleague, but she drops him when he fails to help her achieve her goals. However, when she is found dead, he is investigated under suspicion of raping and murdering her - and as a wealth of evidence piles up, he struggles to clear his name. Mystery thriller, starring Harrison Ford, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia and Raul Julia.

Cast & Crew

Rozat "Rusty" Sabich Harrison Ford
Raymond Horgan Brian Dennehy
Alejandro "Sandy" Stern Raul Julia
Barbara Sabich Bonnie Bedelia
Judge Larren Lyttle Paul Winfield
Carolyn Polhemus Greta Scacchi
Detective Lipranzer John Spencer
Tommy Molto Joe Grifasi
Nico Della Guardia Tom Mardirosian
Eugenia Anna Maria Horsford
Nat Sabich Jesse Bradford
Wendell McGaffney Joseph Mazzello
Director Alan J Pakula
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Brothers Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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