Defenseless (1991)





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In this gripping thriller, a lady lawyer must fight for the life of her client and for herself when she inadvertently finds herself dead center in a controversial case involving a slain alleged pornographer. The trouble is, she had been romantically involved with him until she learned that he was married to her old college roomie who is the prime suspect in the case. Complicating matters is an insane father who is obsessed with getting revenge on the pornographer who has shamelessly exploited his runaway teen-age daughter.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Barbara Hershey
as Thelma Knudsen Katwuller
Mary Beth Hurt
as Ellie Seldes
Sam Shepard
as Beutel
J.T. Walsh
as Steven Seldes
Kellie Overbey
as Janna Seldes
Kellie Oberbey
as Janna Seldes
Jay O Sanders
as Bull Dozer
John Kapelos
as Hammer
Sheree North
as Mrs. Bodeck
Randy Brooks
as Monroe
Christopher M. Brown
as Dubbing Theatre Employee
Dr. Harald Braun
as Jury Foreman
Michael Collins
as Policeman
Marabina Jaimes
as T.K.'s Receptionist
John Achorn
as Board Member in Law Firm
Lisa Darr
as Board Member in Law Firm
William Hayes
as Board Member in Law Firm
Glenn Wilson
as Board Member in Law Firm
Anne Alexander
as 1st Client
Mercedes Shirley
as Receptionist at Dubbing Studio
Walt Woodson
as Projectionist
Meritta Veilleux
as Cashier at Fast Food Restaurant
Steve Zettler
as Russell
Sandy Ignon
as Doctor in Morgue
Jeanne Mori
as Autopsy Technician
Christine Elise
as Cindy Bodeck
Michael D. Leinert
as Reporter at Fundraiser
Carrie Jachnuk
as Singer at Fundraiser
Trevor A. Felix
as Bandleader at Fundraiser
Caine Richards
as Monroe's Campaign Manager
Paul Collins
as Campaign Worker
Kirk Thornton
as Campaign Worker
Tim Winters
as Doctor
Jonathan Gordon
as Elevator Repairman
Vince Melocchi
as Elevator Repairman
Peter Allas
as Costas
Mark Bringelson
as Lab Technician
Harold Braun
as Jury Foreman
Ed Hooks
as Court Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Defenseless

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The story is needlessly contrived and salacious, but the surprise ending does have some emotional impact.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Chicago Tribune
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October 7, 2005

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Full Review… | September 26, 2002
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Defenseless

Great cast is wasted.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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