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  • Academy Award® winners Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington headline and Alan J. Pakula (Presumed Innocent, All the President’s Men) directs this first-rate thriller based on the John Grisham bestseller. 

    Two Supreme Court justices have been murdered and a lone law student (Roberts) turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She and a determined investigative reporter (Washington) want to tell the world what they have uncovered – if they can live long enough to tell it. The race is on and these two aren’t just runners they are moving targets.

  • Presumed Innocent is a dramatic whodunit, a sexy thriller and a powerful courtroom drama dripping with suspense and intrigue. Harrison Ford plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a co-worker (Greta Scacchi), who is murdered. 

    Soon after, he’s accused of the crime and his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions. Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Raul Julia and Paul Winfield co-star under the crackling direction of Alan J. Pakula (The Pelican Brief, The Devil’s Own). Master of suspense Pakula uses Scott Turow’s best seller to examine the American legal system – discovering the sword of justice is double-edged.

  • In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drove a U.S. President from office. Washington reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts, denials and discouragement. All the President’s Men is their story. 

    Directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on the Woodward/Bernstein book, the film won four 1976 Academy Awards® (Best Supporting Actor/ Jason Robards, Adaptation Screenplay/William Goldman, Art Direction and Sound). It also explores a working newspaper, where the mission is to get the story — and get it right.