False Witness (1989)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Cosby Show regular Phylicia Rashad stars as a New Orleans assistant DA in the made-for-TV False Witness. Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice) plays Rashad's associate--and also her lover. Polarized by sexual stereotyping, Rashad and Thomas clash over the case of the vicious slashing of a talk-show hostess. Thomas' hostile attitude towards the victim leads Rashad to believe that somehow he was involved in the attack--and the trail of evidence seems to confirm her suspicions. Based on a novel by Dorothy Uhnak, False Witness originally aired October 23, 1989.




District-Attorney, evidence, lover, murder, rape, suspicion, talk-show