Napeta drama o uspješnom odvjetniku osumnjičenom za silovanje žene koja se dragovoljno zatekla u njegovom krevetu
Uspješni odvjetnik Eddie Brannigan (Brian Denehy) upravo promovira u partnera svoga sina Eddiea mlađeg (Reed Diamond). Nakon razvoda svojih roditelja Eddie je živio s majkom Monicom (Lynn Redgrave) i njegov odnos s ocem tek sada postaje prisan. Na istom prmanju Eddi i njegova djevojka Katherine (Lori Ann Triolo) upoznaju oca sa svojom prijateljicom Rebeccom (Alica Krige). Otac i Rebecca odmah se svide jedno drugome i već na sljedećoj zabavi u kući Branniganovih, upuštaju u strastveni flert. Iznenada, Rebecca bježi iz Eddiejeva zagrljaja tvrdeći svima kako je silovana. Eddie s gnušanjem odbacuje njezine tvrdnje, međutim nakon nekoliko dana neodlučnosti Rebecca odlazi na policiju i Eddie se uskoro nađe iza rešetaka...
Powerful lawyer Eddie Brannigan is delighted to have his son back in his life and the feelings are reciprocated. The younger Eddies friend Rebecca, however, accuses Eddie Senior of date-rape and he could end up sending his own father to jail.
Brian Dennehy has proven himself a capable director who knows how to build suspense better than most directors working today. Shadow Of A Doubt and Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan are perfect examples of that.
A gruff, commanding attorney, Edward Brannigan(Dennehy) is forced to defend himself against a charge of rape after an awkward dinner meeting with associate, Rebecca Daly(Krige). The charge begins to take a toll on Brannigan and Dalys circle of friends who are forced to take a side.
The film uses every trick in the book to sway the audience back and forth in a struggle of truths. Is Brannigan a slimy, misogynist who cant comprehend that `no means `no or is Daly a neurotic, opportunist looking to bring down a legendary attorney? The suspense continues to build at a breakneck pace and even when things begin to unravel, you find yourself questioning things even more.
The talented ensemble of actors include; Lynn Redgrave, Reed Diamond, Benjamin Ratner and, last but not least, Lori Ann Triolo. The young, up and coming actress, absolutely steals the picture out from under her more famous castmates. Triolo, is like a breath of fresh air in a sometimes smoggy story. I never for once doubted her as a sexually charged dynamo, extremely intelligent lawyer and concerned friend who is forced to chose between colleagues and lovers. Rarely, am I awestruck by a performance the way I was with Triolos. She owns the camera the same way Bette Davis did in her prime.