Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michael Crichton|
|Produced by||Martin Ransohoff|
|Screenplay by||Bill Phillips|
|Story by||Bill Phillips
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||John A. Alonzo|
|Edited by||Glenn Farr|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||99 minutes|
Physical Evidence is a 1989 crime thriller film directed by Michael Crichton. It stars Burt Reynolds alongside Theresa Russell and Ned Beatty. Reynolds plays Joe Paris, a beleaguered ex-police officer, incriminated by the evidence but insisting on his innocence.
Physical Evidence would be Crichton's final film as a director.
Joe Paris awakens one morning with a splitting headache and blood on his shirt. He was drinking and can't recall the events of the night before.
A murder has been committed and Paris' fingerprints are found. He has a history of violence and is placed under arrest. A public defender, Jenny Hudson, is assigned to defend him. They develop a physical attraction as they set about trying to determine who really committed the crime.
- Burt Reynolds as Joe Paris
- Theresa Russell as Jenny Hudson
- Ned Beatty as James Nicks
- Kay Lenz as Deborah Quinn
- Ted McGinley as Kyle
- Tom O'Brien as Matt Farley
- Kenneth Welsh as Harry Norton
The film was described by the Chicago Tribune as a "feeble thriller... the worst case of filmmaking-by-numbers, reflecting not an ounce of commitment or conviction". The Los Angeles Times called it "flat and remote... a thriller that doesn't thrill."
- Physical Evidence at the Internet Movie Database
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- Physical Evidence at Box Office Mojo
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