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Above Suspicion (1995)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 21 May 1995 (USA)
A paralyzed cop takes advantage of the sympathy he attracts in order to get rid of his cheating wife and her lover.

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

Jerry Lazarus, William H. Macy (as W.H. Macy) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Dempsey Cain
Joe Mantegna ... Alan Rhinehart
Kim Cattrall ... Gail Cain
Edward Kerr ... Nick Cain
Geoffrey Rivas ... Enrique
Finola Hughes ... Iris
William H. Macy ... Pros. Atty. Schultz
Ron Canada ... Captain
Natalija Nogulich ... Def. Atty. Wallace (as Natalia Nogulich)
Clark Gregg ... Randy
Marty Levy Marty Levy ... Syd
J.J. Johnston ... Hank
Blake Foster ... Damon Cain
Frank Medrano ... Jorge de La Paz
Joanna Miles ... Laura
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Storyline

A Cop is paralysed in a shooting and unable to walk. His misfortune brings him sympathy which he uses to devise a plan to rid himself of his unfaithful wife and her lover. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

One Cop Is Too Hot, One Cop Is Too Cool, And One Of Them Will Commit The Perfect Murder. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sex scenes, language and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rhinehart Theory See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In this film, Christopher Reeve plays a paralyzed man. On May 27, 1995, six days after the film's theatrical release, Reeve broke his neck in a horse-riding accident, leaving him paralyzed for the rest of his life. See more »

Goofs

There's a scene where Cattrall is in her office, quoting a price for something. She says, "Two, seventy, nine five", which makes little sense really. The subtitles "quote" her speech as "$2,795,000", plus they'll take back paper", which DOES make sense. About 29 minutes in. See more »

Connections

Features My Favorite Brunette (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Stranger
Written by Larry Dunn
Performed by The Rythm Shieks
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A Surprisingly Good, Unknown and Underrated Film Noir
5 January 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dempsey Cain (Christopher Reeve) is a perfectionist and accurate detective, married with Gail (Kim Cattrall), having a son and living in a comfortable house. His brother Nick (Edward Kerr) is a reckless policeman and is having an affair with Gail. Dempsey's colleague Rhinehart (Joe Mantegna) disputes with him who is the best detective in their district. One day, in a bust in a hotel, trying to arrest five Mexicans who killed two policemen, Dempsey is shot and become paralyzed below his waist. Dempsey becomes very depressed and tries unsuccessfully to suicide. Then, he proposes his brother and his wife to kill him, simulating a robbery in his house, in order to get his life insurance paid and for them to raise his son. What happens next makes this movie an excellent film noir. I would never expect such a good unknown film. The story and the screenplay are great, having many plot points, and the performance of the cast is perfect. The irony is that Christopher Reeves became paralyzed after this movie in an accident. Recommended for those who likes amoral movies. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Suspeita" ("Without Suspicion")


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