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Cruel Doubt 

A college student and two friends are accused of murdering one's stepfather and injuring his mother whom refuses to believe her son had anything to do with the attack.
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1992  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Blythe Danner ...  Bonnie Von Stein 2 episodes, 1992
Matt McGrath ...  Chris Pritchard 2 episodes, 1992
Denis Arndt ...  Leith Von Stein 2 episodes, 1992
Adam Baldwin ...  Det. John Taylor 2 episodes, 1992
R.D. Call ...  District Attorney Mitchell Norton 2 episodes, 1992
Dennis Farina ...  Tom Brereton 2 episodes, 1992
Miguel Ferrer ...  Lewis Young 2 episodes, 1992
Travis Fine ...  James 'Moog' Upchurch 2 episodes, 1992
William Forsythe ...  Police Chief John Crone 2 episodes, 1992
Louise Latham ...  Polly Bates 2 episodes, 1992
Ben Masters ...  Frank Johnston 2 episodes, 1992
Neal McDonough ...  Neal Henderson 2 episodes, 1992
John C. McGinley ...  Attorney Jim Vos Burgh 2 episodes, 1992
Jim Norton ...  Dr. Billy Royal 2 episodes, 1992
Gwyneth Paltrow ...  Angela Pritchard 2 episodes, 1992
G.D. Spradlin ...  George Bates 2 episodes, 1992
Kenneth Welsh ...  Attorney Wade Smith 2 episodes, 1992
Edward Asner ...  Bill Osteen 2 episodes, 1992
David Arquette ...  Josh Duggan 2 episodes, 1992
Stefan Gierasch ...  Judge Watts 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Grove ...  Officer Sparrow 2 episodes, 1992
Matthew Posey ...  Keith Mason 2 episodes, 1992
Tyagi Schwartz ...  Bill Hargrave 2 episodes, 1992
Douglas Roberts 2 episodes, 1992
Jeanine Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Jordan Lund ...  Policeman Edwards 2 episodes, 1992
Annie O'Donnell ...  Jury Forewoman 2 episodes, 1992
Sheila Shaw ...  Scandalized Neighbor 2 episodes, 1992
Charlie Holliday ...  Noel Lee 2 episodes, 1992
Steve Danton Steve Danton 2 episodes, 1992
David Wells 2 episodes, 1992
Michael Heintzman Michael Heintzman 2 episodes, 1992
Gunnar Peterson Gunnar Peterson 2 episodes, 1992
Martin Grey 2 episodes, 1992
Scott Allan Campbell Scott Allan Campbell 2 episodes, 1992
Noah Lee Margetts Noah Lee Margetts 2 episodes, 1992
Jake Busey ...  Student 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Schiff ...  Inspector 2 episodes, 1992
Kristin Dattilo ...  Student 2 episodes, 1992
Kelly Connell Kelly Connell 2 episodes, 1992
Jill Andre 2 episodes, 1992
LuAnne Ponce LuAnne Ponce ...  Alibi Student 2 episodes, 1992
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland 2 episodes, 1992
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In 1988, North Carolina college student Chris Pritchard is arrested, along with two of his friends, for the murder of Chris' stepfather and brutal beating of his mother. Chris's mother, Bonnie, refuses to believe that Chris had anything to do with the murder, despite mounting evidence about Chris' debauched lifestyle of drugs and video games. Written by Matt Patay

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USA

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English

Release Date:

17 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Cruel Doubt See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The perpetrators are supposed to be fanatical Dungeons & Dragons players, yet their books and dice are like new rather than worn with play - and the dice set one character plays with is incomplete. See more »

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Version of Honor Thy Mother (1992) See more »

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Give me a break!
1 February 2003 | by JediToreadorSee all my reviews

Like everyone has said, this is yet another attempt to blame something tragic on something other than the human being that committed it. After Colombine, the great evil was on black trench coats. This movie blames it all on D&D. PLEASE! A coat is a coat as much as a game is a game.

I have another issue here. In this movie it was very clearly implied that only quiet alienated creepy loser-type men played these games. Perhaps this is a (subtle) wink at the idea that only men could be influenced by a work of pure fiction, but I have to think it's further proof that the makers of this movie, and the author of the book it's based on, did not bother to research the game itself or the players of it. Did they talk to players of RPGs that have not killed anyone? I think there are MILLIONS of them out there, both men and women, yet they must focus on the one young man that may have had something to do with a murder. I know, I know, before you say it, I know that a story of a perfectly socialized person who also happens to play role playing games would not be a very interesting movie and could not have been nominated for an Oscar, but it would have been closer to the truth than this *thing*.

All I request is that people THINK before they imply something that alienates a large group of harmless, friendly, NON-angsty people. Is that too much to ask?


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