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Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

R | | Thriller | 16 July 1993 (USA)
A convicted wife murderer returns 22 year later to seek revenge on the daughter who help convict him.

Director:

Jonathan Heap

Writers:

Michael Lieber (story), Jeffrey Polman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Frank / Father
Amy Irving ... Karen / Daughter
Rider Strong ... Pete / Karen's son
Christopher McDonald ... Dan / Karen's partner
Graham Greene ... Bobby Calhoun / Police officer
Theodore Bikel ... Gideon Lee
Gisela Kovach ... Suzanna / Karen's neighbor
Ferdy Mayne ... Mueller
Julie Hasel Julie Hasel ... Karen / Young
Patricia Tallman ... Karen's Mother
Ralph McTurk Ralph McTurk ... Trooper
Shane McCabe Shane McCabe ... Wayland
Margaret Johnson Margaret Johnson ... Waitress
Heinrich James Heinrich James ... Marina Guard
Jean Fowler Jean Fowler ... Examiner
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Storyline

Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into Karen's life. Written by Rob Hartill

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A terrifying story of fatherly love.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au Bénéfice du Doute See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Verde, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$151,860
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Frank: [Smugly as his grandson holds a gun on him] You won't do it
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Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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Good movie
8 March 2006 | by tankratSee all my reviews

Although I read Irving's name in the opening credit, I sat there wondering why the actress looks so familiar. Guess I am used to seeing her with red/brunette hair. Then it finally hit me. As for the acting, both Amy and Donald are such great performers.

I recommend seeing this movie at least once, just like any other movie featuring Sutherland. Kiefer gets the talent from his dad without doubt. I never get tired of seeing either one of them on screen.

Although Donald Sutherland is already 70 he still makes movies. I just think it shows how dedicated this man is to what he does best.

I never even heard of the movie before seeing it tonight on Lifetime, but I am glad I tuned in.

I never saw a lot of Amy Irving movies, except for this one, Yentl and Carrie, but after seeing her in this move and the great job she did, I might just watch more of her films.


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