Absence of Malice (1981)

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Drama, Mystery & Thriller
1h 51min
Age rating


Sally Field
Megan Carter
Paul Newman
Michael Colin Gallagher
Bob Balaban
Elliott Rosen
Don Hood
James A. Quinn
Melinda Dillon
Teresa Perrone
Barry Primus
Robert Waddell
Luther Adler
Santos Malderone
Wilford Brimley
James J. Wells
Arnie Ross
Eddie Frost
Barry Hober
News Staff


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 supposed crime was committed but it involves an innocent party. When she 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.

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