“[voiceover] I’m a prosecutor. I’m part of the business of accusing, judging and punishing. I explore the evidence of a crime and determine who is charged, who is brought to this room to be tried before his peers. I present my evidence to the jury and they deliberate upon it. They must determine what really happened. If they cannot, we will not know whether the accused deserves to be freed or should be punished. If they cannot find the truth, what is our hope of justice? ” – Rusty Sabich
Number of Times Seen – Between 5 – 10 times (Theater in 1990, cable, video, DVD and 20 Feb 2015)
Brief Synopsis – When a city prosecutor is murdered the main suspect turns out to be the lead investigator on the case, but did he do it?
My Take on it – I remember seeing this in the theater and thoroughly enjoying the way that the story was presented and played out.
I subsequently read the book and felt that despite a few omissions in the adaptation, it was done extremely well.
Harrison Ford and Raul Julia are both excellent here and give powerful performances.
The storyline itself has some great twists and turns along the way that make this a great, interesting and riveting courtroom drama.
Also love seeing John Spencer because he was a great supporting addition to any movie or TV show.
Bottom Line – Great adaptation of the book. Ford and Julia are amazing as usual. Great twists snd turns along the way make this an interesting courtroom drama. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – John Spencer (Det. Liprazer), Bradley Whitford (Jamie Kemp) and Jesse Bradford (Nat Sabich) would go on to star together in The West Wing (1999). (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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Will add this to my must watch list.
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I always thought Julia was perfectly cast in this film. If he had ever deserved an award for anything, it would have been this role.
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