Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Movie information

Why would a man frame himself... for murder? Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language.
Released on:
September 11, 2009 (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
May 1, 2009

Production Companies:
Foresight, Signature Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Status: Released

Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn, Jesse Metcalfe, Orlando Jones, Joel Moore

Director: Peter Hyams

Screenwriter: Peter Hyams

Genre: Thriller, Drama, MysteryRemake
About the film:
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT tells the story of C.J. Nichols, an ambitious young journalist, (Jesse Metcalfe) who investigates a corrupt district attorney by setting himself up as a murder suspect, only for the DA (Michael Douglas) to uncover the plot and incriminate the scribe. A present-day remake of the Fritz Lang 1956 RKO classic, the film updates the dark and ominous film noir genre by making use of plot twists that will keep audiences guessing until the end. A news reporter wanting the prove the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence to expose a corrupt DA with an unbelievable track record takes matters into his own hands by setting himself up to be convicted of a murder. Along for the ride is C.J.'s sidekick (Joel David Moore) who documents their plan and is the only one who holds the key to his innocence. Caught in between C.J's plan and DA Martin Hunter's ambition is the young assistant DA, Ella (Amber Tamblyn). As the two develop a romance matters are complicated as C.J's plot unfolds trapping Ella in the middle. Oblivious to C.J's plan she goes against her boss to uncover evidence to prove his innocence. Consistent to the themes of film noir the hero's fate comes into jeopardy. With the horror of an innocent man being imprisoned for life only to give a corrupt DA determined to use his success to get to the mayor's office, one more victory...
Rated PG-13 for a sex scene, violence and brief strong language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $17,177 (5 theaters) | Domestic Total: $32,917
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