PG | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of a union head, the man's life begins to unravel.
In the film, Davidek, the newspaper's lawyer character, portrayed by John Harkins, explains the relevance of the film's "Absence of Malice" title. In a matter of law, the truth of a story can be irrelevant. If there is no knowledge that a story is false, then ... ...
Michael Colin Gallagher: You don't wanna come in here. I'm warning you.
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Michael Colin Gallagher: Shut up! I don't want to hear it, I don't want to hear any of it! What the hell are you doing here? Details? Is that what you want? They found her naked ...
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$64,775 (USA) (22 November 1981)
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