Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

Benefit of the Doubt


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In this suspense thriller, a woman wonders if she can trust her memory when her father returns from prison a very different man from the violent psychopath she remembers. Karen (Amy Irving) is a single mother who twenty years ago delivered the testimony that put her father Frank (Donald Sutherland) behind bars for the murder of her mother. While Karen has no doubts that Frank is guilty of the crime, the years have clouded her memory a bit and she doesn't recall all the events with complete … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alison Cross, Christopher Keyser, Jeffrey Polman
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On DVD: Feb 13, 1994


as Karen Braswell

as Young Karen

as Karen's Mom

as Trooper

as Wayland

as Marina Guard

as Examiner

as Young Guy

as Charlie
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Suspense is not the strongest suit of this predictable psychological thriller, which also fails as a TV style family drama, though Amy Irving, cast against type, is quite good.

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Chicago Reader
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