Forbidden Sins

Synopsis: Shannon Tweed stars as the divorced defense attorney who gets caught in a passionate love affair with an accused murderer.
93 min

Forbidden Sins

I'm gonna put my next lady up on stage,

a girl I think is fine...

and won't give me the time of day.

Give a nice round of applause.

This is Virginia Hill!

Do it up, y'all!

Get that money out, people! I wanna see

some life! This isn't a funeral parlor!

Do it! Oh, hell, yeah.

Easy, sir. We wouldn't have to

have you thrown out in the Dumpster.

People, welcome to the club.

There's gonna be no last call tonight.

We'll be here until 6:00 in the morning.

Then we're going to Sarah's house

for a party.

Her home number is 21 3--

I wouldn't do that to you.

Folks, if you don't get money up

on that rail, you'll be stuck with me.

These girls will go home.

They'll get dressed, and they'll leave.

Listen, drinks-- Tequila's three bucks

for the next, I don't know, three days.

I'm not a manager. I don't care.

I'd give 'em to ya for free.

Three-dollar shots

for the next 45 minutes.

Have a good time.

Who is this?

I told you, I'm sick

of your f***ing games.

Find someone else.

Just leave me alone.

How the f***

did you get in here?

I wouldn't do that

if I were you.

Put the phone down.

You like when they look at you.

You like to show off

like some cheap street whore.

Show me.

Show me like you show all them.

Do it!

Keep going.

- What do you want?

- I think you know.

- Say it.

- I can't.

Say it.

You f***ing psycho.


It's what I like best about you.

So, bring me up to speed.

Vic's name is Virginia Hill.

- She's a stripper.

- Who called it in?

Another peeler

by the name of Molly Malone.

Hill didn't show up for work, so Malone

comes to see if everything's copacetic.

Needless to say--

Screen in the kitchen was slashed.

Looks like the same guy who's pulling

those home invasions by the airport.

Except he never killed anybody.

Had to happen sooner or later.

Did you fiind any rope laying around?

Handcuffs, anything like that?

Look at that--

pure Rodeo Drive.

If you're a guy who steals things,

why leave that?

Probably got spooked.


Then why'd he take the time

to untie her?

Miss Malone?

I'm John Doherty.

I'm investigating

Virginia Hill's murder.

I'm sorry about your friend.


I still can't believe it.

I understand you two worked together,

knew each other pretty well.

No kidding.

We were best friends.

So you'd know if there were somebody

who'd wanna do something like this.

Everybody loved Ginny.

- No one at the club gave her trouble?

- Nobody.

What about boyfriends?

I mean, she was sort of

seeing David.


The owner.

Were they having any problems?

Ginny didn't talk much.

But I was starting to get the feeling

something weird was going on.

All right, look,

I shouldn't have said anything.

I need this job, and the last thing

I want to do is piss off Mr. Mulholland.

David Mulholland?


You don't say.

What is it?

Life's been good to you,


Gonna make that transition

all the more diffiicult.

Do you mind telling me

what this is all about?

I understand you and Virginia Hill

were friends.

That's right.

When and where was the last time

you saw her?

- That's none of your business.

-Just answer the question, Mulholland.

We were together two nights ago.

- And then?

- I came home and went to sleep.

- Anybody back you up on that?

- Yes. Virginia.

She'll confiirm when I was there

and when I left.

I wouldn't count on that,


Virginia was murdered in her home

the night before last.

That can't be.

That's pretty good.

- I almost believe you.

- I had no reason to hurt Virginia.

Just like you had no reason

to hurt Teresa Seketrian?

I barely knew Teresa.

Yeah, well, her roommate says different,

and for some reason I believe her.

You f***ed up this time, Davey.

You left the body.

- Get the f*** out of my home.

- Oh, no.

You get the f*** out.

Search warrant, Davey.

Well, well, well.

Look what I found in your fiireplace.

- Cut yourself shaving?

- You know damn well that's not mine.

Yeah. Yeah.

You're probably right.

I bet this blood

belongs to Virginia Hill.

You would know the answer to that.

Cuff him.

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say can and will

be used against you in a court of law.

You have the right to an attorney.

If you cannot afford one,

one will be provided for you.

Do you understand these rights?

Very well. Bail is set at $500,000.

Court is adjourned.

It's a setup, Harvey.

I wish I could see you through this one,

but I'm not a trial lawyer.

I do know one, though.

- Who is he?

- It's a she.

Absolutely top-drawer.

Very effective with juries.

She's on her own and she's very

selective about the cases she takes on.

But you got one big advantage.

What's that?

She feels the same way

about Detective Doherty.

She's dealt with him before?


She was married to him.

Elliot Greenblatt on two.


Sixteen hours, no charges.


Admit it, Elliot.

You've got bubkes.

How can a Greenblatt

not know what bubkes means?

Listen, Elliot, I'm sitting here

with a motion for habeas corpus.

Now, if you were a mensch--

which means nice guy--

you'd release my client and save me

the cost of a messenger.

Thank you, Elliot.

All right.

Lunch is on me. Bye.


Yagher painted that in '43...

just after he was expelled

by the Nazis.

Very impressive.

Mr. Mulholland.

Well, not as impressive

as your reputation, Ms. Doherty.

- I'm glad you'll be handling my case.

- I haven't offiicially agreed yet.

Brian, do you have a moment?

Mr. Mulholland,

this is Brian Armstrong.

If we do decide to take your case,

Brian does all my investigative work.

I'm gonna be blunt, Mr. Mulholland.

I am bothered that you were involved

with a girl who worked at your club.

It may seem like you're using

your position to exploit her.

I'm a businessman, Ms. Doherty.

I own grocery stores, pharmacies.

I even own a new age bookstore.

Do you date the girls that work

in those establishments too?

Not the bookstore.

I'm single.

I enjoy the company of women...

particularly beautiful women.

But it's important

that you understand...

I had nothing to do

with Virginia Hill's death.

My job is to provide my client

with the best possible defense.

My personal opinions are irrelevant.

Well, it's relevant to me.

I'm not looking for a Johnnie Cochran

to get me off with smoke and mirrors.

I need my attorney to believe

in my innocence.

If you're unable to do so...

we're wasting each other's time.

Is your full name

David Philip Mulholland?


Were you involved in a sexual

relationship with Virginia Hill?

- What's your gut on this guy?

- I don't know.

I wouldn't want my daughter

dating him.

I like that he wants us

to believe he's innocent so badly.

So does every inmate

on death row.

There's a lot of evidence

against him.


Yeah, the evidence.

Are you responsible

for the death of Virginia Hill?



Been drinking?

You fiight better when you're drunk.

I don't drink anymore,

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Daryl Haney

Daryl Haney (born June 21, 1963 in Charlottesville, Virginia), also known by the pen name D. R. Haney, is an American actor, screenwriter, novelist, and essayist. more…

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