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When Justice Fails (1999)

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A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.


Allan A. Goldstein


Tony Kayden



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Fahey ... Tom Chaney
Carl Marotte ... Rod Lambeau
Marlee Matlin ... Katy Wesson
Charles Edwin Powell ... Josh Kane (as Charles Powell)
Sean Milliken Sean Milliken ... Kolb
Chuck Shamata ... Captain Tanner
Jack Langedijk ... Dave Dahlgren D.A.
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Martin Singer (as Allan Fawcett)
Sabrina Boudot Sabrina Boudot ... Arlene Semler
Paulina Abarca-Cantin Paulina Abarca-Cantin ... Dr. Janice Blakin (as Paulina Abarca)
Monique Mercure ... Pauline Wesson
Babs Gadbois Babs Gadbois ... Dr. Harriet Oster
Victoria Barkoff Victoria Barkoff ... Gomez - Lab Tech
Catherine Colvey ... Clauson
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Coroner's Man


Tom Chaney and Rod Lambeau are recently partnered Homicide detectives in the NYPD. To some extent, they are both outsiders, Tom, to his colleagues, still supporting his crooked ex-partner who was and his only true friend on the force, and Rod who is openly gay. Their first cases are the separate murders of first Dean Harvey and then William Boxler, two men who were charged but not convicted of violent sexual assault. Both victims were poisoned - the cause of death - before their hair haphazardly shorn in what the detectives believe is some sort of ritualistic act. Beyond the M.O., one other common bond between the two victims is that they were tried by D.A. Katy Wesson, these two among her few losses. Katy's success as a D.A. is despite being deaf, her friend, Josh Kane, her interpreter and general protector. In seeing her in court and the passion with which she works, Tom and Rod have no choice but to place her at the top of their suspect list. Tom wants to get close to Katy if only ... Written by Huggo

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Some words are never spoken. Some murders never solved.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amour coupable See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »


Written by Dan Lalonde and Windy Simard
Performed by Windy
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I kept watching *because* of Marlee.
20 May 2008 | by karenizcoolSee all my reviews

I saw this film on TV & I sure am glad I didn't pay to see it (okay..so the cable if you're being technical). The writing was stupid. Throughout the film I was utterly confused because they never explained anything or brought up random facts that's suppose to "help" us figure out the mystery. Some parts of the plot we're unnecessary and had nothing to do with the story.

I thought Marlee did a fantastic job for the crap she was given. The whole movie was just weird, and I just kept watching because of her. Honestly, don't watch this unless you are a Marlee fan or Jeff Fahey fan.

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