R | | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Speaking of his Joe Paris character in "Physical Evidence, a veteran of more than forty films, star Burt Reynolds said: "This seems to be the first true victim I've played in movies. He's a dedicated cop who has lost his temper, lost his job and now he is about to lose his freedom. He's a loner who drinks too much and is emotionally volatile. Joe is not a particularly sympathetic character. Rather than coming to the rescue and taking charge, this time I must turn to someone else to try to bail me out, and it's not just that she's a woman that creates the conflict. Joe and Jenny are as different as night and day".
Be nice, Mr. Paris. Your ass is in my hands.
When Theresa Russell slides down the stairs headfirst in the climax of the film, she is clearly wearing knee pads.
$1,777,358 29 January 1989