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Story

Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman star in this suspense-filled tale of interrogation--less of a whodunit than a didhedoit. Freeman plays Victor Benezet, a police captain investigating the murder of a child, and Hackman is Henry Hearst, a prominent lawyer and pillar of the community who also happens to be the prime suspect. Benezet and Hearst have a history together, and Benezet is torn between showing deference for an old friend and prominent community figure and ruthlessly pursuing a man he believes to be a child murderer. Director Stephen Hopkins spins multiple versions of the same events, popping details in and out as Hearst's story changes. Hopkins also uses the unusual and satisfying technique of juxtaposing the interview room with other locations, allowing Benezet to "follow" Hearst through his movements as he questions him. Under Suspicion also serves up the delicious eye candy of Puerto Rico during the St. Sebastian festival, but the real treat is getting to watch two masters like Hackman and Freeman square off. --Ali Davis

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Gene HackmanHenry Hearst
Morgan FreemanCaptain Victor Benezet
Thomas JaneDetective Felix Owens
Monica BellucciChantal Hearst
Jacqueline DupreyMaria Rodriguez

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Stephen Hopkins
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 110 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2000
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 2, 2001
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