Suspect (1987)

In the thriller Suspect, a public defender (Cher) has to defend a homeless deaf man who is unjustly accused of murder. One of the jurors (Dennis Quaid) is a lobbyist who illegally begins investigating the case, and soon the two uncover a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 1987
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The implausible screenplay makes Suspect a very mediocre movie.

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Clint Morris

Exceptionally performed and delicately plotted

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Highly entertaining mystery, with some real sexual tension between Cher and Quaid

Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A fantastic courtroom thriller from the 80's with a fine performance by Cher. Deserves to be a classic of the genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Ahh a film from 1987 when Cher was looking go without any Nip and Tuck, and gas was 87 cents a gallon, sign seen in background. Funny and hard to imagine a time… More
xGary Xx
Silly and routinely unbelievable courtroom thriller, typical of the 80s. Not terrible by any means, but there's nothing here that hasn't been done a… More
Aj V
I saw this on TV some time ago, I barely remember it, but I remember that it was a good courtroom drama and thriller, with a good cast. It's good.
ashley hayes-beaty
Decent plot and movie, but it needed some severe editing for time and pacing. Cher was miscast
Cast: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Fred Melamed, Philip Bosco, Michael Beach, Bill Cobbs Director: Peter Yates Summary:… More
Jason Reneau
Suspect is a well written court room drama starring Cher as a Defense Attorney assigned to defend Carl (Liam Neeson), a homeless, deaf, and mute Vietnam veteran… More