Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1998. Largo Entertainment, Reasonable Doubt Productions. Screenplay by Myra Byanka, Raymond De Felitta. Cinematography by Craig Haagensen. Produced by Adam Kline, T.J. Mancini. Music by Joel Goldsmith. Production Design by Curtis A. Schnell. Costume Design by Rita Riggs. Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.
Middling but diverting courtroom drama has a superior Melanie Griffith as a lawyer caught in a deadly game when the murder suspect she is defending is seemingly far from innocent. Her intuition tells her that there’s more than his obvious guilt involved, so despite the warnings of her ex-husband (Tom Berenger) who is also the prosecutor in the case, she investigates a presidential candidate (James Morrison) at the possible cost of her own reputation. A subplot involving a psycho former client played by Craig Sheffer is awkward and out of place, but other than that Griffith’s excellent acting makes this one film her fans should see.