Finally, another new pick for the film society which is held over at The Armchair Squid, if you would like to see the others' choices. Last week I gave my 3 clues and I stumped all of ya! Many mentioned "Dead, Again" but I have not even seen that film so that was not it. Here are my 3 clues...
1.I love the music which is very haunting with the piano at the beginning.
This music starts off at the very beginning of the film and is throughout the movie. I consider it a major part of the film. It was composed by John Williams
2. The main star is still going strong after all these years
The main star got his big break in 1977 playing a devil may care smuggler and he reprized his role for the huge blockbuster that came out at the end of 2015... Harrison Ford!
3. Did he/she or didn't he/she do it??? Hmmmmmmmm
This film came out in 1990 where Harrison Ford is charged with the murder of his fellow co-worker/lover
This is one of my favourite Harrison Ford films because he is not playing Mr. Action hero or Mr. President but is playing a regular man caught up in love, lust and murder. He plays a high powered prosecuting attorney for a law firm but you feel he is a lawyer with a conscience-you know, fiction:) He seems happily married to his college sweetheart and they have a wonderful home, a station wagon and a great son. When he gets to work, you find out that one of their lawyers was viciously murdered. The victim, played by Greta Scacchi (who was the go to girl at that time to always take her clothes off), takes on the sick cases that no one else wants. You find out that the Ford character was having an affair with the Scacchi character. His wife knows about the affair and the Ford character maintains that he never loved Scacchi but, as the movie goes along, you see that he seemed to be obsessed with her. To say that Scacchi wants to get ahead ( in more ways than one) is an understatement since she seems to go through men to get to the top (again, in more ways than one). Did he kill her? You just don't know.
The film shows power, love, lust, betrayal and sadness. The music really struck me since it is throughout the film. I should find the soundtrack (yes I still buy CD's)
The acting is well done with an excellent supporting cast-Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Raul Julia and John Spencer. The setting is great because it feels like a movie from that time and his home looks the part of a typical nice upper middle class family.
If you like court dramas and whodunits then you will like this movie.