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Absence of Malice
  • PG
  • 1h 56m
  • 1981
Fresh83%
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In America, can a man be guilty until proven innocent? Suppose you picked up this morning's newspaper and your life was a front page headline... and everything they said was accurate but not true. This is the dilemma that must be faced in this timely drama about the incredible power of the press. Michael Gallagher (played by Paul Newman in an Oscar®-nominated role) reads in the paper that he is the subject of a criminal investigation. Suddenly, everything he has ever worked for is in jeopardy. He confronts the author, Megan Carter (Sally Field), a relentless investigative reporter. Together they learn that the story was purposely leaked to Carter as part of a plot by the chief investigator. Gallagher's life hangs in the balance as he and Carter try to uncover the truth.
© 1981 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

A splendidly disturbing look at the power of sloppy reporting to inflict harm on the innocent.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

Impeccably liberal in its orientation to 'issues,' his avoids the excesses of Stanley Kramer-like...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Crime, Mystery, Drama
  • Release Date:November 19, 1981
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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