An Innocent Man

This collection of cliches accomplishes the almost unthinkable by bringing the prison genre to a new low.

With:
Tom Selleck F. Murray Abraham Laila Robins David Rasche Richard Young

This collection of cliches accomplishes the almost unthinkable by bringing the prison genre to a new low.

Nightmarishly structured, the film takes half-hour before Tom Selleck’s everyman, Jimmie Rainwood, gets wrongfully framed by two corrupt vice cops (David Rasche and Richard Young). Then he spends more than an hour in stir before he gets released to seek vengeance on the duo in one of the more absurd finales in memory.

In between, Jimmie gets a lesson in prison survival from the cell-wise Virgil (F. Murray Abraham), learning to do the previously unthinkable to survive the hellish conditions.

An Innocent Man

Production: Touchstone/Silver Screen Partners IV. Director Peter Yates; Producer Ted Field, Robert W. Cort; Screenplay Larry Brothers; Camera William A. Fraker; Editor Stephen A. Rotter, William S. Scharf; Music Howard Shore; Art Director Stuart Wurtzel

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 113 MIN.

With: Tom Selleck F. Murray Abraham Laila Robins David Rasche Richard Young

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