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Above Suspicion (1995)

Above Suspicion




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In this high-tension thriller, Christopher Reeves plays Dempsey Cain, a paralyzed detective (ironically, it was filmed a year before the tragic accident that would make him a quadriplegic) whose arrogance and penchant for perfectionism has alienated his family to the point that his wife Gail (Kim Cattrall) turns to his brother Nick (Edward Kerr) for love. Nick is also a cop, but unlike Dempsey, he tends to be irresponsible and sloppy. It was he who was responsible for Dempsey's paralysis. Dempsey knows that Nick and Gail are trysting. This coupled with his disability makes life unbearable. Wanting to end his life, but knowing that his million-dollar life insurance policy will not cover his suicide, he approaches Nick and Gail with the perfect solution -- to murder him and make it look like a burglary. Dempsey plans his demise to the nth degree. Unfortunately, despite his careful scheming, Dempsey makes one fatal flaw -- he did not include his suspicious, resentful and jealous colleague Allan Rhinehart (Joe Mantegna) into the equation and things go horribly awry.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jerry Lazarus, William H. Macy, Steven Schachter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 7, 2003
Repentino Productions


Joe Mantegna
as Rhinehart
Ron Canada
as Captain
Gerald Castillo
as Lt. Matteos
William H. Macy
as Prosecutor
Timothy Landfield
as Internal Affairs
Tony Mamet
as Theater Manager
Sandy Martin
as Waitress
Natalia Nogulich
as Defense Attorney
David Ralphe
as Podium Speaker
Ellis Williams
as Evidence Attendant
Frank Medrano
as De La Paz
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All Critics (5)

a fairly satisfying murder thriller, with a particularly memorable, well-acted climax

July 21, 2006


November 8, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Co-written by Jerry Lazarus and William H. Macy, there's a nice surprise ending supplied, plus Cattrall's in the buff practicing for her upcoming Sex and the City role, Kerr is a hunky villain, and Reeve's nicely subdued in a role he thought he would neve

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