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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.

Cast

Barbara Hershey
as Thelma Knudsen Katwuller
Mary Beth Hurt
as Ellie Seldes
J.T. Walsh
as Steven Seldes
Kellie Overbey
as Janna Seldes
Kellie Oberbey
as Janna Seldes
Jay O Sanders
as Bull Dozer
Sheree North
as Mrs. Bodeck
Dr. Harald Braun
as Jury Foreman
Christopher M. Brown
as Dubbing Theatre Employee
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
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
Jonathan Gordon
as Elevator Repairman
Vince Melocchi
as Elevator Repairman
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.

January 16, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
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Great cast is wasted.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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