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Law Movie Corner: Presumed Innocent (1990)

August 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Jacob Kuykendall

This review contains spoilers for the plot of the film.

Based on a novel of the same name, Presumed Innocent stars Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich, a skilled deputy prosecutor in Illinois who is tasked with investigating and prosecuting the murder of his colleague, Carolyn Polhemus (Greta Scacchi) but soon he is fighting for his life when he ends up as the defendant.

Presumed Innocent popped onto my radar when I started investigating future movies to review for this column. The ABA Journal listed the film as the 11th best legal movie of all time, sliding in right behind The Verdict (1982) and three...

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