6.7/10
770
18 user 1 critic

Guilty Conscience (1985)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 2 April 1985
While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Director:

David Greene
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bill (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife, so that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter
The Dawning (1988)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An I.R.A. gunman (Sir Anthony Hopkins) on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman (Rebecca Pidgeon) and attempts to win her support for his cause.

Director: Robert Knights
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jean Simmons
The Tenth Man (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi
Across the Lake (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This movie charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who, in 1967, famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.

Director: Tony Maylam
Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Richenda Carey, Robert East
One Man's War (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.

Director: Sergio Toledo
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Norma Aleandro, Fernanda Torres
The Trial (1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Joseph K. (Kyle MacLachlan) awakens one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told, with what he is charged, and despite being "... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins, Jason Robards
Arch of Triumph (TV Movie 1984)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In Paris, before the Nazis penetrate into the city, an Austrian refugee doctor falls in love with a mysterious woman.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Pleasence
Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.

Directors: Richard Lang, Noel Black
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek
August (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hopkins
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Phillips, Kate Burton
Othello (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

General Othello (Sir Anthony Hopkins) becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Anthony Pedley, Bob Hoskins, Geoffrey Chater
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During a Caribbean vacation, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian Agent.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Hopkins ... Arthur Jamison
Blythe Danner ... Louise Jamison
Swoosie Kurtz ... Jackie Willis
Donegan Smith Donegan Smith ... Arthur Jamison's Double
Wiley Harker Wiley Harker ... Older Man
Ruth Manning Ruth Manning ... Older Woman
Edit

Storyline

Criminal defense attorney Arthur Jamison (Sir Anthony Hopkins) wants to get a divorce from his wife Louise Jamison (Blythe Danner). He knows that the downside would be the hefty alimony payments his wife would receive from him. Instead of facing this monetary dilemma, he comes up with an imaginary alter ego to help him plan the perfect murder of his wife. Written by mts77

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

plan | alimony | scheme | lawyer | murder | See All (65) »

Taglines:

When passion, power and wealth threatens all...


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyilkos bennem van See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Arthur Jamison's Double: Isn't it a fact that you are one of the prominent criminal attorneys in the state if not the country?
Arthur Jamison: Guilty!
Arthur Jamison's Double: Beg pardon?
Arthur Jamison: You make it difficult to be modest, counselor. Since I am under oath I'm simply agreeing with you.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great TV movie from Levinson & Link
4 June 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Back in the '80s, Anthony Hopkins made a lot of TV movies, some which used his great talent to advantage, and others in which he was underused. Here he is teamed with Blythe Danner and Swoosie Kurtz in a Levinson-Link concoction, "Guilty Conscience." Levinson and Link were really masters of suspense and mystery, responsible for Columbo, Murder, She Wrote, and many TV movies, both as producers and writers.

In this movie, Anthony Hopkins is a prominent attorney who comes up with several ways to murder his wife (Blythe Danner) who has the goods on him and can expect a huge settlement in a divorce. In his mind, he argues the merits of the different plots before a judge, a portrait of his wife's father, and undergoes questioning by the DA, who is Hopkins in spectacles. Enter one of his dalliances, Swoosie Kurtz, and the fun begins. How is the murder going to be done? And who's going to be murdered? This is a wonderful movie, and the kind you couldn't make today - there's lots of talk - in fact, entire monologues by Hopkins as he talks back and forth with and to himself - and not a ton of action. Swoosie Kurtz is a riot as the offbeat mistress, and Blythe Danner appropriately elegant and thoughtful as Hopkins' wife.

It's unfortunate that these kinds of TV movies are no longer made. In the '80s, there were many of these mystery movies: Murder by Natural Causes, Rehearsal for Murder, Vanishing Act, The Guardian, etc., all very well cast. Today it's all true crime, which would be great, if any of them were half as well written as anything by Richard Levinson, William Link, or Larry Cohen.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed