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Rated PG-13 · 2009

Drama
Fritz Lang's last American film, shot in a stripped-down, almost anonymous style that seems to befit its bitterness and disillusion. Reporter Dana Andrews has himself framed for the murder of a stripper in order to expose the incompetence of the police and the fallacy of capital punishment. But after he's sentenced, the evidence that will clear him is lost when his editor is killed in an accident. Once he's raised the standard social issues, Lang destroys them all with a shatteringly nihilistic conclusion. Joan Fontaine is the Lang heroine to end (literally) all Lang heroines, at least in Hollywood (1959).
Official Site: www.beyondareasonabledoubtmovie.com
Director: Peter Hyams
Writer: Peter Hyams and Douglas Morrow
Producer: Jonathan S. Marshall; Kevin Cornish; James Portolese; Tarmara Stuparich de La Barra
Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel David Moore, Orlando Jones, Lawrence Beron, Sewell Whitney, David Jensen, Sharon London and Krystal Kofie

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