Perfect Witness

Overview

The Perfect Witness is New York restaurant owner Aidan Quinn. After witnessing a mob murder, Quinn does his civic duty by reporting the incident to the authorities. This plunks Quinn into the middle of a power play between the DA and ambitious US attorney Brian Dennehy, who won't let up on the case until he can prove that the murder is part of a larger conspiracy. When mob thugs injure Quinn's son, he asks to be allowed not to testify, whereupon Dennehy jails the poor fellow for obstructing justice. Perfect ...
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Overview

The Perfect Witness is New York restaurant owner Aidan Quinn. After witnessing a mob murder, Quinn does his civic duty by reporting the incident to the authorities. This plunks Quinn into the middle of a power play between the DA and ambitious US attorney Brian Dennehy, who won't let up on the case until he can prove that the murder is part of a larger conspiracy. When mob thugs injure Quinn's son, he asks to be allowed not to testify, whereupon Dennehy jails the poor fellow for obstructing justice. Perfect Witness was first telecast October 28, 1989, over the HBO cable service.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • UPC: 883316481295
  • Original Release: 1989
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 100,939

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Dennehy James Falcon
Aidan Quinn Sam Paxton
Stockard Channing Liz Sapperstein
Laura Harrington Jeanie Paxton
Joe Grifasi Breeze
Delroy Lindo Berger
Ken Pogue Costello
Markus Flanagan Woods
David Margulies Rudnick
James Greene Paddy O'Rourke
Colm Meaney Meagher
Tobin Bell Dillon
Tony Sirico Marco
Sam Malkin Stefano
David Cumming Kevin O'Rourke
David Proval Lucca
James O'Regan Policeman No. 1
Peter Langley Guardian
Mike Hodge Agent
Tim Perez Agent
Technical Credits
Robert Mandel Director
Jacques Bradette Set Decoration/Design
Wendy Greene Bricmont Editor
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Irene Kent Makeup
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
Jennifer Von Mayrhauser Costumes/Costume Designer
Elaine Sperber Producer
Marilyn Stonehouse Production Manager
Richard Kent Wilcox Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Perfect Witness
1. Opening Credits / Good Guys, Bad Guys [8:05]
2. The Perfect Witness [7:40]
3. Losing a Witness [8:44]
4. Intimidation [8:06]
5. Splitting Up [6:45]
6. Scare Tactics [10:12]
7. Contempt [6:22]
8. New Angle [10:15]
9. Wearing a Wire [5:37]
10. Inside/Outside Pressure [7:18]
11. Coming Home [8:33]
12. Taking a Stand/End Credits [13:17]
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