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Absence of Malice (1981)


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Title: Absence of Malice (1981)

Tagline: In America can a man be guilty until proven innocent?

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director: Sydney Pollack

Cast: Sally Field, Paul Newman, Bob Balaban, Don Hood, Josef Sommer, Melinda Dillon, Barry Primus, John Harkins, Luther Adler, Wilford Brimley, Arnie Ross, Barbara Keegan, Barry Hober

Release: 1981-11-19

Runtime: 116

Plot: Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was allegedly committed—but it involves an innocent party. When he tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.
Absence of Malice (1981)