Suspect (1987) – Encore Review

I’ve prosecuted 43 murder cases. It’s always a horror, it’s always senseless. But of the murder cases I have prosecuted, this is the most horrible, the most senseless, the most indefensible. For $9.00. $9.00. $9.00, that’s all she had. Is this what we’ve become? Is the value of human life so cheap?” – Charlie Stella

Number of Times Seen – Between 5-10 times (Theater in ’87, DVD, 15 Aug 2013 and 7 Mar 2022)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – An attorney must defend a homeless veteran who has been accused of murdering a congressional staffer.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I have always loved ever since I first saw it in the theater in 1988.

I’m not the biggest fan of Cher as an actress, but I think she’s great here.

She and Dennis Quaid have such great chemistry together as they secretly try and uncover the true facts about the murder and why it actually happened.

The film has a great mystery and leaves some great clues and breadcrumbs along the way for both the viewer and characters to try and discover along the way.

In addition to Cher and Quaid, this film has a great cast with John Mahoney, Liam Neeson, Joe Mantenga and Philip Bosco in roles that helps make things so much more intriguing to watch unfold.

The movie manes to keep the suspense level quite high which helps keep things so fascinating and enjoyable as it all plays out.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Although Liam Neeson is right handed, in this movie he uses his left hand to write on a chalkboard to present the crude handwriting of someone who isn’t used to it. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)


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