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My Son Is Innocent (1996)

After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal ... See full summary »

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Larry Elikann

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Robert Inman (story), Robert Inman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilu Henner ... Margaret Sutter
Nick Stahl ... Eric Sutter
Matt McCoy ... David Harbin
Carmen Argenziano ... Det. Carver
Sherman Augustus ... Det. Mendoza
Jamie Rose ... Joann Brodsky
John O'Hurley ... Hennessey
James Sloyan ... Niles Brokaw
Lisa Banes ... Lisa Eubanks
Michelle Williams ... Donna
Gregg Henry ... Paediatrician
Michael Greene
Barry Corbin ... Dan Pendleton
Charles Kahlenberg Charles Kahlenberg ... Trial Judge
Cynthia Jordan Cynthia Jordan ... Female Customer
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Storyline

After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media turn against him. Only through the dogged determination of his mother, and her loyal boyfriend does Eric and the victim have a chance for justice to be served. Written by Sean Parlaman <seanpar@efn.org>

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Accused of rape. Sent to prison. Sometimes it takes more than love to protect your child.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geschändet - Ein Sohn unter Verdacht See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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During filming, the shooting title of this film was called "A Mother's Justice". See more »

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Great film about a very persistent woman who fights for justice to clear her son's name
25 October 2006 | by zacneedsSee all my reviews

This is a powerful drama based on real life events. Maggie Stutter is shocked when her teenage son Eric is incriminated for the brutal assault of a neighbour. Even more so when he is actually convicted of the crime. She sets out to clear her son's name with the help of top lawyer Dan Pendleton. Her job as a pediatrician's assistant becomes jeopardised in the ensuing turmoil. It also affects both Maggie's relationship with her long-suffering boyfriend and that of her son with his girlfriend Donna, played by Michelle Williams of Dawson's Creek fame. As the film develops the 'good cop, bad cop' method of investigating the case takes on more sinister proportions. With the District Attourney under pressure to provide a conviction, the victim is persuaded by the police to give eye-witness testimony in an effort to convict Eric. This provides the basis for the prosecution's case and is a shocking example of how power can be abused.


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