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The Guilty (2000)

A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.

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Anthony Waller

Writers:

Simon Burke, William Davies (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... Callum Crane
Devon Sawa ... Nathan Corrigan
Gabrielle Anwar ... Sophie Lennon
Angela Featherstone ... Tanya Duncan
Joanne Whalley ... Natalie Crane
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher ... Dennis
Jaimz Woolvett ... Leo
Ken Tremblett ... Brent Frazer
Gillian Barber ... Maddy Corrigan
Duncan Fraser ... Martin Corrigan
Bruce Harwood ... Miles
Hiro Kanagawa ... Police Detective
Garry Chalk ... Police Chief (as Gary Chalk)
Peter Kent ... Benny (as Peter H. Kent)
Kurt Evans ... Conor
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Storyline

Young Nathan Corrigan has just been released from prison, he who was serving a sentence for auto theft. He is basically a good but misguided person, due in part to the company he keeps, namely the friends he's known since high school and his partners in crime, Leo and Dennis, and feeling unloved or unaccepted by his preacher father, Martin Corrigan. The feeling associated with that latter sentiment is strengthened when his mother, Maddy Corrigan, confesses to him that Martin is not his biological father, that person being who was then a law student named Callum Crane with who she had a one time liaison and who she never told about the pregnancy. Nathan decides to search for Callum. Meanwhile, Callum is now married and a high powered lawyer, whose colleagues in the know consider amoral and devious. Just before he is appointed a federal judge, Callum rapes Sophie Lennon, a secretary new to the law firm where he works. Because of that situation, Callum has Sophie fired. Feeling otherwise... Written by Huggo

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Sometimes revenge is not a solution. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2000 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A bűnös See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Baldwin and Michael Douglas turned down the role of Callum Crane. See more »

Goofs

Pullman announces that he had received a phone call that he has been offered a Federal Judgeship and will take the bench in a week. In fact, Federal Judgeships require Congressional approval which is lengthy process, often many months. See more »

Quotes

Callum Crane: What do you want?
Sophie Lennon: What do I want? Harassed, propositioned, raped and fired in my first week, what more could I possibly want?
Callum Crane: Exactly what I've given you, a fresh start.
Sophie Lennon: You know how bad I could make things for you?
Callum Crane: How? You don't have a chance of proving anything. Since the other night you've been let go, so any fuss you make now is gonna look like cheap revenge. Plus, you're getting a month's pay which is very generous.
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Connections

Remake of The Guilty (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Wide Open Space
Written by Paul Edward Draper (as Paul Draper)
Performed by Mansun
Reproduced by arrangements with EMI Music Canada and SONY Music Canada
Universal Music Publishing Limited (PRS)
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Entertaining twisty-turny escapist drama worth a look.
20 October 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

On the up side, "The Guilty" offers deceit, infidelity, romance, rape, murder, family matters, and characters ranging from powerful and wealthy to scumbags and thugs all supported by an excellent cast. On the downside, this Simon Birch knock-off heaps coincidence upon coincidence as it weaves its very improbable story with characters behaving as necessary to make the convoluted plot work. In the final analysis, "The Guilty" makes the suspension of disbelief easy by slowly sucking the audience into its complex web of intrigue. An above average little flick good for 100 minutes of escapism with nary a dull moment.


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