Under Suspicion (2000 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Stephen Hopkins|
|Produced by||Lori McCreary
Anne Marie Gillen
Ross Grayson Bell
|Screenplay by||Tom Provost
W. Peter Iliff
by John Wainwright
Garde à vue
by Claude Miller
Miguel Angel Suarez
|Editing by||John Smith|
|Distributed by||Lions Gate|
|Running time||110 minutes|
|Box office||$260,562 (North America)|
Under Suspicion is a 2000 American film directed by Stephen Hopkins. It stars Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci and Thomas Jane. The film is based on the 1981 French film Garde à vue and the 1970s British novel Brainwash, written by John Wainwright. It was screened out of competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
The police in San Juan, Puerto Rico investigate the rape and murder of two young girls. Captain Victor Benezet (played by Freeman) questions Henry Hearst, an upstanding lawyer (played by Hackman) about the crime, turning a ten-minute interview into a grueling interrogation.
Hearst has a strained relationship with his beautiful young wife Chantal Hearst (Bellucci). A wealthy, influential man, Hearst has become the prime suspect, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates the San Sebastian Festival, the police captain brings in Hearst for questioning, at first politely, and then less so, as he and a younger detective chip away at the suspect's alibi. They interrogate him for hours while Hearst's most private secrets are exposed one by one.
- Gene Hackman as Henry Hearst
- Morgan Freeman as Captain Victor Benezet
- Thomas Jane as Detective Felix Owens
- Monica Bellucci as Chantal Hearst
- Nydia Caro as Isabella
- Miguel Ángel Suárez as Superintendent
- Pablo Cunqueiro as Detective Castillo
- Isabel Algaze as Camille Rodriguez
- Jacqueline Duprey as Maria Rodriguez
- Luis Caballero as Paco Rodriguez
- Patricia Beato as Darlita
- Sahyly Yamile as Reina
- Hector Travieso as Peter
- Marisol Calero as Sergeant Arias
- Vanessa Shenk as Sue Ellen Huddy
- Noel Oscar Alicea Colon as a man in white at the carnaval
The film was given limited release to only 19 theaters in North America grossing a total of $260,562 during its theatrical run. The film was also given limited release internationally grossing $752,783 in Mexico, $17,222 in Taiwan, and $277,675 in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta.
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