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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 July 2009 (Spain)
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Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Peter Hyams (screenplay), Douglas Morrow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... C.J. Nicholas
Amber Tamblyn ... Ella Crystal
Michael Douglas ... Mark Hunter
Joel David Moore ... Corey Finley
Orlando Jones ... Ben Nickerson
Lawrence P. Beron ... Lieutenant Merchant (as Lawrence Beron)
Sewell Whitney ... Martin Weldon
David Jensen ... Gary Spota
Sharon K. London Sharon K. London ... Judge Sheppard (as Sharon London)
Krystal Kofie Krystal Kofie ... Taieesha
Randal Reeder ... Survivalist Man (as Randel Reeder)
Ryan Glorioso ... Animal Shelter Attendant
Jon McCarthy Jon McCarthy ... Detective Rawley
Grant James ... Aaron Wakefield
Eric Gipson Eric Gipson ... Allen
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Storyline

High profile lawyer Mark Hunter has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoe-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal becomes caught between her boss's political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous expose. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both C.J's innocence and Hunter's reputation in her hands. Written by karon

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Taglines:

Why would a man frame himself... for murder?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The garage scene contains far too many unbelievable sequences, such as pyrotechnics without any discernible cause and the weapon car stopping alongside the intended victim instead of simply turning into her. See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) Ella's hair falls in front of her right shoulder but in the next shot it's not. See more »

Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Foolin Around
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not great but ...
19 August 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a story about success. not the most inspired, far to be the worst . the presence of Michael Douglas and Jesse Metcalfe , the fight for the noble purpose, the last surprise, the love story are reasonable ingredients for a sort of crime who reminds better examples of genre. so, far to be awful.


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Country:

USA | Saudi Arabia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,177, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$32,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,515,258
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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