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Suspect (1987) Movie Information

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Suspect (1987)
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Overall Rank:

7154

Avg. Rating:

2.52/4

# of Ratings:

25

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/23/1987

Director:

Peter Yates

Actors:

Cher
Dennis Quaid
Liam Neeson
John Mahoney
Joe Mantegna
E. Katherine Kerr

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

When a judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, a homeless, mute man is charged with the crime. Kathleen Riley is the public defender assigned to his case but as she gets closer to the truth it uncovers a web of corruption leading to some of the most powerful men in the city. -- Chris Kavan

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Silly and routinely unbelievable courtroom thriller, typical of the 1980s. Not completely unwatchable, but there's nothing here that hasn't been done a hundred times before, and better.

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04/10/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Handwerk

Arthaus Filme geniessen bestimmte Freiheiten, ein Genre Film wie Suspect aber muss bestimmten Konventionen folgen. In einem Gerichtssthriller braucht es einen Spannungsaufbau und schliesslich eine überraschende Auflösung. In diesem Sinne ist Suspect ein gut gemachter Thriller. Eine Rechtsanwaltsekretärin wurde ermordet und man verdächtigt einen taubstummen Obdachlosen. Die Pflichtverteidigung übernimmt Kathleen Riley (Cher), doch unerwartete Hilfe bekommt sie von Eddie Sanger, der für die Lebensmittelindustrie arbeitet. Sanger weist Riley darauf hin, dass der Täter ein Rechtshänder gewesen sein musste, während der Obdachlose aber Linkshänder ist. Beide entdecken einen Ring der Korruption. Einen Hinweis erhalten wir in der ersten Szene, in der ein Richter Selbstmord verübt... Dennis Quaid ...

 

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