History Film / PresumedInnocent

20th Feb '16 12:23:02 AM Cindylover1969
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Alluded by Sabich's frustrated wife

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Alluded by Sabich's frustrated wifewife.



* SpoilerTitle: If you're a John Williams fan who hasn't read the book, see the movie ''before'' getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, the track listing gives away a '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' plot point).

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* SpoilerTitle: If you're a John Williams fan who hasn't read the book, see the movie ''before'' getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, the track listing gives away a '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' '''major''' plot point).point. As in, HUGE).
20th Feb '16 12:20:11 AM Cindylover1969
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* SpoilerTitle: If you're a John Williams fan who hasn't read the book before seeing the movie, see the movie ''before'' getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a]] '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' [[SpoilerTitle plot point]]).

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* SpoilerTitle: If you're a John Williams fan who hasn't read the book before seeing the movie, book, see the movie ''before'' getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a]] a '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' [[SpoilerTitle plot point]]).point).
20th Feb '16 12:18:38 AM Cindylover1969
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Incidentally, if you're a John Williams fan ''please'' see the movie before getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a]] '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' [[SpoilerTitle plot point]]).


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* SpoilerTitle: If you're a John Williams fan who hasn't read the book before seeing the movie, see the movie ''before'' getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a]] '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' [[SpoilerTitle plot point]]).
20th Feb '16 12:16:08 AM Cindylover1969
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Incidentally, if you're a John Williams fan ''please'' see the movie before getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a '''major''' plot point]]).

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Incidentally, if you're a John Williams fan ''please'' see the movie before getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a '''major''' a]] '''[[SpoilerTitle major]]''' [[SpoilerTitle plot point]]).
20th Feb '16 12:15:20 AM Cindylover1969
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Incidentally, if you're a John Williams fan ''please'' see the movie before getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, the track listing gives away a '''major''' plot point).

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Incidentally, if you're a John Williams fan ''please'' see the movie before getting the soundtrack album (even by his standards for giving away major plot points, [[SpoilerTitle the track listing gives away a '''major''' plot point).
point]]).
19th Jul '15 7:48:49 PM lipranzer
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* OhCrap: Molto when he realizes after glancing at Painless' autopsy notes that [[spoiler: Carolyn had her tubes tied, which means his entire autopsy is thrown into question, and so is the prosecution's case]].


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* YourMom: When calling out the prosecution for trying to include Sabich's MistakenConfession as evidence, Judge Lyttle adds, "In my neighborhood, had Mr. Sabich come from those parts, he would have said, 'Yo mama'."
6th Jan '15 2:35:04 PM nombretomado
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[[TheNineties 1990]] CourtroomDrama/Thriller starring Creator/HarrisonFord with RaulJulia, Brian Dennehy and Bonnie Bedelia in supporting roles and scored by Music/JohnWilliams.

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[[TheNineties 1990]] CourtroomDrama/Thriller starring Creator/HarrisonFord with RaulJulia, Creator/RaulJulia, Brian Dennehy and Bonnie Bedelia in supporting roles and scored by Music/JohnWilliams.
25th Dec '14 3:53:57 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodLaw: It's unthinkable that the police wouldn't search for the murder weapon because "if they didn't find it that'd make Sabich appear innocent." Not finding it hurt the prosecution no matter what. Of course, this was necessary to the film's plot, since finding it earlier would have insured Sabich's conviction and prevented the {{twist ending}}. On that note, the dismissal of the case is unlikely, as there was plenty of evidence against Sabich remaining after one key piece was successfully discredited by his attorney with the implication that it was fabricated. Dismissing the case solely on this basis was suspicious, not only due to that but because Sabich's defense attorney had told the judge they knew he'd taken bribes. Sabich's attorney insists the judge didn't rule for them because of this, but it's left nebulous. The dismissal could get overturned if the prosecution appealed the ruling, and Sabich would be back where in the dock.

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* HollywoodLaw: It's unthinkable that the police wouldn't search for the murder weapon because "if they didn't find it that'd make Sabich appear innocent." Not finding it hurt the prosecution no matter what. Of course, this was necessary to the film's plot, since finding it earlier would have insured Sabich's conviction and prevented the {{twist ending}}. On that note, the dismissal of the case is unlikely, as there was plenty of evidence against Sabich remaining after one key piece was successfully discredited by his attorney with the implication that it was fabricated. Dismissing the case solely on this basis was suspicious, not only due to that but because Sabich's defense attorney had told the judge they knew he'd taken bribes. Sabich's attorney insists the judge didn't rule for them because of this, but it's left nebulous. The dismissal could get overturned if the prosecution appealed the ruling, and Sabich would could be back where in tried again on the dock.same charges.
14th Dec '14 7:22:52 PM Fireblood
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* FiveFiveFive: On the bribery file; the subject of the bribery file later gives out such a number.

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* FiveFiveFive: On the bribery file; the file-the subject of the bribery file later gives out such a number.



* HollywoodLaw: It's unthinkable that the police wouldn't search for the murder weapon because "if they didn't find it that'd make Sabich appear innocent." Not finding it hurt the prosecution no matter what. Of course, this was necessary to the film's plot, since finding it earlier would have insured Sabich's conviction and prevented the {{twist ending}}.

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* HollywoodLaw: It's unthinkable that the police wouldn't search for the murder weapon because "if they didn't find it that'd make Sabich appear innocent." Not finding it hurt the prosecution no matter what. Of course, this was necessary to the film's plot, since finding it earlier would have insured Sabich's conviction and prevented the {{twist ending}}. On that note, the dismissal of the case is unlikely, as there was plenty of evidence against Sabich remaining after one key piece was successfully discredited by his attorney with the implication that it was fabricated. Dismissing the case solely on this basis was suspicious, not only due to that but because Sabich's defense attorney had told the judge they knew he'd taken bribes. Sabich's attorney insists the judge didn't rule for them because of this, but it's left nebulous. The dismissal could get overturned if the prosecution appealed the ruling, and Sabich would be back where in the dock.



** [[spoiler: as well as Sabich's harassment of Carolyn, indicative of his obsession with her. Not until the end of the film do we learn for certain that he's not her killer.]]

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** [[spoiler: as As well as Sabich's harassment of Carolyn, indicative of his obsession with her. Not until the end of the film do we learn for certain that he's not her killer.]]



* SarcasticConfession: Inverted by Sabich. His prosecutor thinks it gets played straights but the judge rebukes him.

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* SarcasticConfession: Inverted {{Inverted}} by Sabich. His prosecutor thinks it gets played straights {{played straight}} but the judge rebukes him.



* SpousalPrivilege: A plot point. Played with and invoked.

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* SpousalPrivilege: A plot point. Played with {{Played with}} and invoked.{{invoked}}.
30th Nov '14 8:33:05 PM Fireblood
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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler: Sabich's wife killed Carolyn as revenge for the affair with Rosat, only to have him arrested and tried for murder, which she tearfully insists she didn't intend to happen]]
* HelloAttorney: Carolyn Polhemus, played by a 30 years old Greta Scacchi. Sabich, played by Harrison Ford.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler: Sabich's wife killed Carolyn as revenge for the affair with Rosat, only to have him arrested and tried for murder, which she tearfully insists she didn't intend to happen]]
happen.]]
* HelloAttorney: Carolyn Polhemus, played by a 30 years 30-year old Greta Scacchi. Sabich, played by Harrison Ford.Ford.
* HollywoodLaw: It's unthinkable that the police wouldn't search for the murder weapon because "if they didn't find it that'd make Sabich appear innocent." Not finding it hurt the prosecution no matter what. Of course, this was necessary to the film's plot, since finding it earlier would have insured Sabich's conviction and prevented the {{twist ending}}.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: A variation is the main plot, a cold murder is camouflaged as a date that got violent.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: A variation is the main plot, a cold plot-a cold-blooded murder is camouflaged as a date that got violent.



* MistakenConfession: When Sabich sarcastically snarls, "Yeah, you're right" in response to another lawyer's outright accusing him of Carolyn's murder--and the nitwit promptly declares his intent to testify at the trial. The judge reads him the riot act for either being so stupid as to believe Sabich was actually confessing, or so unethical as to know he was being sarcastic but intending to use it as evidence anyway.

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* MistakenConfession: When Sabich sarcastically snarls, "Yeah, you're right" in response to another lawyer's outright accusing him of Carolyn's murder--and murder-and the nitwit promptly declares his intent to testify at the trial. The judge reads him the riot act for either being so stupid as to believe Sabich was actually confessing, or so unethical as to know he was being sarcastic but intending to use it as evidence anyway.



* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed; Set in the fictional 'Kindle County' most likely a stand in for UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}
* PosthumousCharacter: Carolyn Polehmus
* ReallyGetsAround: Carolyn Polehmus
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: All the political intrigue surrounding Carolyn Polehmus. It really comes down to a classic and simple scenario: a married man has an affair. The mistress is murdered. The man is innocent. So who is guilty...?]]
** [[spoiler: as well as Sabich's harrassment of Carolyn, indicative of his obsession with her. Not until the end of the film do we learn for certain that he's not her killer.]]

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed; NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Set in the fictional 'Kindle County' County', most likely a stand in for UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}
* PosthumousCharacter: Carolyn Polehmus
Polehmus.
* ReallyGetsAround: Carolyn Polehmus
Polehmus.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: All the political intrigue surrounding Carolyn Polehmus. It really comes down to a classic and simple scenario: a scenario-a married man has an affair. The mistress is murdered. The man is innocent. So who is guilty...?]]
** [[spoiler: as well as Sabich's harrassment harassment of Carolyn, indicative of his obsession with her. Not until the end of the film do we learn for certain that he's not her killer.]]
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