Based on the novel by Joseph Finder, HIGH CRIMES is an engaging courtroom thriller that features standout lead performances by Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Judd is Claire Kubik, or is she? A successful defense attorney with a seemingly perfect life, Claire is shocked to discover that her husband, Tom (Jim Caviezal), has been arrested by the United States Marine Corps for slaughtering innocent civilians in El Salvador many years before. Not knowing who to believe, Claire eventually accepts her husband's pleas of innocence and sets out to defend him. With the help of wild-card ex-Marine lawyer Charlie Grimes (Freeman) and wet-behind-the-ears Lt. Terrence Embry (Adam Scott), Claire attempts to set the record straight once and for all. But as she uncovers new information that reveals a cover up even she could never have imagined, the stakes are raised, threatening her own life in the process. Acclaimed director Carl Franklin (ONE FALSE MOVE, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS) embraces his material like a true professional, employing tension-mounting camera movements and clever flashback sequences to turn a potentially standard, by-the-books courtroom drama into an entertaining thriller. Playing another self-reliant, tough character, Judd proves she is one of Hollywood's most dependable stars.
Tom Bower - American Supporting Actor
Morgan Freeman - American Actor
Carl Franklin - Director/screenwriter
Yuri Zeltser - Screenwriter/Midnight Ed.
Ashley Judd - American Actress, DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)
Cary Bickley - Screenwriter, HIGH CRIMES (2002)
Grace Cary Bickley - Screenwriter, HIGH CRIMES (2002)
Jim Caviezel - Actor
James Caviezel - Actor
Joseph Finder - Source Writer, HIGH CRIMES (2002)
Kevin Reidy - Casting/"Bloodfist Ii"
Michael Gaston - Supporting Actor/1990s
Bruce Davison - American TV/Film Actor
Theo Van De Sande - Director Of Photography
Theo Van de Sande - Director Of Photography
Graeme Revell - Score composer
Adam Scott - Actor; TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
Juan Carlos Hernandez - Actor, RUM AND COKE (2001)
Amanda Peet - Actress
"...[Judd and Freeman are] both good at projecting a kind of Southern intelligence that knows its way around the frailties of human nature....HIGH CRIMES works to keep us involved and make us care..." - 04/05/2002 Chicago Sun-Times, p.29
"...Freeman gives the kind of expert performance he can summon in his sleep..." - 11/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.46-7