Absence of Malice (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Message Movie  |   Release Date - Nov 19, 1981 (USA - Limited), Dec 18, 1981 (USA)  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this legal drama from director Sydney Pollack, Sally Field stars as Megan, an ambitious newpaper reporter who, based on information from FBI investigator Rosen, played by Bob Balaban, writes a scathing article that implicates Gallagher, a reclusive business-owner played by Paul Newman, in the recent disappearance of a labor leader. When Gallagher confronts Megan and sets her straight, the two team together to prove his innocence and have a few romantic interludes along the way. Wilford Brimley and Melinda Dillon also star.

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journalism, media, newspaper, false-accusation, reporter, courtroom, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), investigator, revenge, suicide, suicide-attempt

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High Artistic Quality