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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.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: James Hicks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
Live Home Video


Barbara Hershey
as Thelma Knudsen Katwu...
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
Christopher M. Brown
as Dubbing Theatre Empl...
Dr. Harald Braun
as Jury Foreman
Michael Collins
as Policeman
Marabina Jaimes
as T.K.'s Receptionist
John Achorn
as Board Member in Law ...
Lisa Darr
as Board Member in Law ...
William Hayes
as Board Member in Law ...
Glenn Wilson
as Board Member in Law ...
Anne Alexander
as 1st Client
Mercedes Shirley
as Receptionist at Dubb...
Walt Woodson
as Projectionist
Meritta Veilleux
as Cashier at Fast Food...
Sandy Ignon
as Doctor in Morgue
Jeanne Mori
as Autopsy Technician
Christine Elise
as Cindy Bodeck
Michael D. Leinert
as Reporter at Fundrais...
Carrie Jachnuk
as Singer at Fundraiser
Trevor A. Felix
as Bandleader at Fundra...
Caine Richards
as Monroe's Campaign Ma...
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 (6) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

June 6, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

October 8, 2005

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
Austin Chronicle

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Defenseless

Great cast is wasted.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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