Guilty as Sin

Synopsis: A man accused of murdering his wife approaches a hotshot female criminal attorney to take his case. The man is a self-professed womaniser, and his alleged motive would be the large sum of money his wife left him. The attorney begins to have second thoughts about representing him when he starts making it look like they're having an affair and tells her things she can't reveal because of lawyer/client privilege, so she starts her own investigation of him, which threatens her career and the safety of her friends and herself.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Buena Vista
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Not bad for a night school lawyer.

See you next time, Counsellor.

Not necessarily.

Ladies and gentlemen,

first of all l'd like to thank...

my brilliant attorney,

Jennifer Haines.

She knew l was an innocent man.

of American justice.

Thank you very much.

How are you tonight,

Miss Haines?

Very well.

ls there anything better than winning?

Hope your day was as good as mine.

- lt was pretty good, in fact.

- Really?

Does this mean

it's time to go home?

You'll never make it

to the parking lot.

- What about the cleaning crew?

- Mmm, they don't get here

'til about midnight.

Should be done with you by then.

You know, sometimes l wonder why

we both even bother to pay rent.

We both have kitchens;

we eat out every night.

We have bedrooms,

but we only sleep in them.

You think there's

something wrong with us?

Think we should be more conventional?

Check into a seedy motel?

l don't have to get up tomorrow.

Well, l do.

Well, our flight to Aspen

isn't 'til 6:

Jen, you better get yourself

a good criminal attorney.

- Why?

- Because you're gonna murder me.

- Why?

- Because this damned acquisition...

gets more complicated every day.

- l'll make it up to you.

- l've heard this before.

Hey! You, of all people,

should understand.

l can't help it. lt's work.

So is this relationship.

- Way to go, Jennifer!

- Hey, hey.

Have you seen the morning paper?

Get a load of the picture

on page three.

Hope they didn't catch me with my eyes

closed and my mouth open, as usual.

lt's not you. They claim he threw her

out the window last Friday.

You'd think he'd

still be in mourning.

The police are looking all over

for him, he has the nerve...

to walk into a Superior Court

and watch a trial? Thanks.


- Yeah?

- There's a gentleman here

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Larry Cohen

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films – often containing a police procedural element – during the 1970s and 1980s. He has since concentrated mainly on screenwriting including the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). In 2006 Cohen returned to the directing chair for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror TV series (2006); he directed the episode "Pick Me Up". more…

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