Guilty Until Proven Innocent (1991)





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Guilty Until Proven Innocent is a TV-movie dramatization of a an actual miscarriage of justice. Young Bobby McLaughlin (Brendan Fraser) is accused of murder when a teenager is killed during a Brooklyn drug deal. The arresting cop knows that Bobby didn't do it, but is so eager for a conviction in this otherwise unsolvable crime that he strongarms an eyewitness into fingering Bobby. The boy's foster father Martin Sheen is assured by the defense attorney that the truth will out in court. When Bobby is convicted, Sheen continues through legal channels to secure the boy's release, confident that someone will be willing to open their eyes to the facts. But despite common knowledge that he is innocent, Bobby languishes for years in prison. Featured in the cast of Guilty Until Proven Innocent is Martin Sheen's daughter Renee Estevez.
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Brendan Fraser
as Bobby McLaughlin
Martin Sheen
as Harold Hohne
Caroline Kava
as Mary Hohne
James Handy
as Gerry Duffy
Rebecca Schull
as Beverly Rosen
Mark Metcalf
as Ron D'Angelo
Christine Dunford
as Kathy Panzer
Peter Friedman
as Richard Emery
Mark Joy
as John Miller
Tristan Tait
as Jimmy O'Neill
Renee Estevez
as Carol McLaughlin
Larry John Meyers
as Eugene Anderson
Zachary Mott
as Billy Ferro
Rick Warner
as Mark Friedman
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This story is about an adopted son who is in general a problem child. His family loves him very much but is never quite sure how to handle him. soon after the characters are introduced Bobby (Brendan Fraser) is arrested for a murder he did not commit. At first the father is unsure if he believes him but after a lie detecter test determines that bobby is telling the truth he backs his adopted child 100%. During the movie you go through emotional highs and lows as hope is gained and quickly dashed. I thought that this was a very powerful movie where you could really feel the love that this family has for eachother and the utter loss at having a son in prison.

Lynn G
Lynn G

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