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An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room.

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1996-03-06

Runtime 129 minutes

Budget $30m

Revenue $0.1b


TMDB 7.6


madison_2504 shared a tip "Loved it! Amazing acting and a really good twist at the end !"

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the_girl_abides shared a tip "Classic for a reason. Best to go in not knowing much about the plot."

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onelonelyplanet shared a tip "#shocking_twist"

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joeymarie shared a tip "Best plot twist of the 90s!"

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cloudy_stars shared a tip "My mom loves this movie. Side note: maybe that guy that got killed had it coming. Watch with a cousin. #hedeservedit"

tye_campbell shared a tip "Every time I suggest this movie to someone new it blows them away"

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jim_hancock shared a tip "Great twist!"

B Opavsky's profile image shared a tip "One of my fave movies..has a bit of twists in it."

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grace_burt_8058 shared a tip "Great twist, love the actors."

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Oldgray shared a tip "This is the flick that made Edward Norton a star."

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david_exler shared a tip "Shook me."

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kimberly_reetz shared a tip "#twists"

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kristin_brown_137 shared a tip "This had the best cliffhanger."

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brianbradbury shared a tip "The ENDING!!!"

richard_lacalandra shared a tip "Great twist"

erika_ferrer shared a tip "A classic. One of the first suspense thrillers I loved"

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sam_kinney_7787 shared a tip "Amazing twist"

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sad_panda shared a tip "Edward Norton, enough said!!"

jessica_pugliese shared a tip "Edward Norton was amazing in this."

virginie_f shared a tip "You will be surprised by the end, you will not see it coming. Really good acting by Edward Norton."

danielle_lum shared a tip "Twisty"

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alluring_stranger shared a tip "I did NOT expect the ending"

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