Presumed Innocent is a suspenseful whodunit, a sex thriller, a powerful courtroom drama and a dazzling vehicle for Harrison Ford.
Ford plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a co-worker (Greta Scacchi) who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.
Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Raul Julia, Paul Winfield and John Spencer co-star under the crackling direction of Alan J. Pakula (The Pelican Brief, All the President's Men).
Suspense master Pakula once again proves his expertise at stripping away the business-as-usual veneer of institutions to show the intrigue and passions underneath. This time he uses Scott Turow's bestseller to examine the American legal system—discovering the sword of justice is double-edged.