Under Suspicion

June 2nd, 2000


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A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder...

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 6.5/10 (12,369 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer...

Writers: John Wainwright, Claude Miller

Gene Hackman - Henry Hearst
Morgan Freeman - Captain Victor Benezet
Thomas Jane - Detective Felix Owens
Monica Bellucci - Chantal Hearst
Nydia Caro - Isabella
Miguel Ángel Suárez - Superintendent
Pablo Cunqueiro - Detective Castillo
Isabel Algaze - Camille Rodriguez
Jacqueline Duprey - Maria Rodriguez
Luis Caballero - Paco Rodriguez
Patricia Beato - Darlita
Sahyly Yamile - Reina
Hector Travieso - Peter
Marisol Calero - Sergeant Arias
Vanessa Shenk - Sue Ellen Huddy

Taglines: In a world of secrets, the truth is never what it seems.


Official Website: Revelations Entertainment, LLC |

Release Date: 2 June 2000

Filming Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $109,863 (USA) (24 September 2000) (19 Screens)

Gross: $752,783 (Mexico)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (TV)

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: After returning from his errand to get Henry a "Cold Drink", it seems detective Owens carries a large Styrofoam cup with a lid attached by pinching the lip at the top of the cup and swinging it as he walks. It would seem to prove that this was a prop - the hollow sound as it hits the table adding to the effect. In fact, the detective holds a can of soda as well, and he places it behind the cup.

nm0000151 Capt. Victor Benezet: Go home. Put on a funny hat. Do whatever it is morons do.

User Review

A potential spellbinder and one of Hackman's best performances

Rating: 8/10

Most of this dialogue-intensive film takes place in an office in a Puerto Rican Police Department with a top detective (Freeman) grilling a wealthy attorney (Hackman) about the rape/murders of young girls. Featuring outstanding performances by both principals and technical and artistic excellence, the film's story unfolds piecemeal as it scrutinizes the Hackman character with painful deliberation while holding out the "whodunnit" carrot until the very end. More mature audiences with an appetite for this type of film are likely to find "Under Suspicion" a spellbinding tour de force by Hackman.