Absence of Malice

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Absence of Malice

murder prosecutor newspaper reporter labor union legal thriller

Absence of Malice

Release Date: November 19, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «In America can a man be guilty until proven innocent?»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, Mirage Enterprises
Director    :   Sydney Pollack
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, Sydney Pollack, Ronald L. Schwary, Ronald L. Schwary, Ned McLeod, Beverly Walker
Writers    :   Kurt Luedtke, David Rayfiel
RunTime    :   116 mins.
Budget    :   12000000
Revenue    :   40716963

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was allegedly committed—but it involves an innocent party. When he tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

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