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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 July 2009 (Spain)
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Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Peter Hyams (screenplay), Douglas Morrow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... C.J. Nicholas
Amber Tamblyn ... Ella Crystal
Michael Douglas ... Mark Hunter
Joel David Moore ... Corey Finley
Orlando Jones ... Ben Nickerson
Lawrence P. Beron ... Lieutenant Merchant (as Lawrence Beron)
Sewell Whitney ... Martin Weldon
David Jensen ... Gary Spota
Sharon K. London Sharon K. London ... Judge Sheppard (as Sharon London)
Krystal Kofie Krystal Kofie ... Taieesha
Randal Reeder ... Survivalist Man (as Randel Reeder)
Ryan Glorioso ... Animal Shelter Attendant
Jon McCarthy Jon McCarthy ... Detective Rawley
Grant James ... Aaron Wakefield
Eric Gipson Eric Gipson ... Allen
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Storyline

High profile lawyer Mark Hunter has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoe-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal becomes caught between her boss's political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous expose. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both C.J's innocence and Hunter's reputation in her hands. Written by karon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Why would a man frame himself... for murder?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Saudi Arabia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,177, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$32,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,395,707
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was supposed to get a wide release, but ultimately ended up as limited release in 5 theaters. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the car chase, when Finley is killed in his car, this is done by throwing a cigarette on the leaking fuel. This is not possible in normal circumstances. The heat of a glowing cigarette is not hot enough to ignite fuel used in cars. A cigarette would extinguish in car fuel. It only could work with a lighter or matches. See more »

Connections

References Frasier (1993) See more »

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User Reviews

 
everybody agreed....great story and premise...
15 November 2016 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

....but you need more then a great story and premise to make a great movie. it was a decent movie...just because the story and premise was so awesome. the main problem with the movie was that the 2 leads..jesse metcalfe and amber tamlyn are not great actors and peter hyams is not a great director in any sense although he has made better movies then this...not much better tho. it will be a decent watch for big fans of courtroom....thriller...or crime genre movies...it has all 3 genres in it. boo for the fact that michael douglass was only in the movie for like 10 minutes and he looked like he was just going through the routine. i've seen much worse movies then this....the premise and story in this movie made it watchable.


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