Under Suspicion

June 2, 2000 0 By Fans
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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

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


Miguel Ángel Suárez


Pablo Cunqueiro

Detective Castillo

Isabel Algaze

Camille Rodriguez

Jacqueline Duprey

Maria Rodriguez

Luis Caballero

Paco Rodriguez

Patricia Beato


Sahyly Yamile


Hector Travieso


Marisol Calero

Sergeant Arias

Vanessa Shenk

Sue Ellen Huddy

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


Official Website:
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Release Date: 2 June 2000

Filming Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


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

Gross: $752,783

Technical Specs




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.