Stern is able to discredit the expert forensic testimony and a key piece of evidence goes missing. If Horgan wins, Sabich will keep his job and if not, he will lose it. Despite his obvious conflict of interest, Rusty is handling the investigation, while keeping the affair secret. He explained, "There are many things I found I could express with that short haircut.
Pakula  who felt that it needed improvement and spent a year rewriting it with Pierson. Rozat "Rusty" Sabich is a prosecutor and co-worker of Carolyn and is assigned her case by the district attorney.
The filmmakers constructed a courtroom modeled after one in Cleveland, Ohio that was unavailable for filming.
During the investigation, Rusty learns Horgan also had a brief relationship with Carolyn. As the trial ensues, Rusty learns that the judge also had an affair with Polhemus and that he and Horgan took bribes from various suspects. Aubin Marinaand the International Plaza garage rooftop.
The evidence against Rusty consists of a bar glass with his fingerprints, physical evidence, and calls from his home on the night of the murder. Pakula and Frank Pierson. Shortly after, United Artists backed out as a distributor.
However, later at home he discovers that his wife killed Polhemus out of vengeance. The film rights were the subject of a bidding war among a host of established studios and producers.
Wrightwho insisted that he wear a judiciary robe and observe several cases.
Roger Birnbaumhead of worldwide production for United Artists, claimed Presumed innocent book the studio found the project "just Presumed innocent book expensive". In MayPollack hired Frank Pierson to write the script.
Kevin Costner turned down the role, and Robert Redford was vetoed by Pollack due to his age. Evidence surfaces that points the finger at Rusty and he is indicted for murder.
At the time he is also helping his friend and boss Raymond Horgan with his re-election campaign. Synopsis[ edit ] The novel begins with the discovery of Carolyn Polhemus dead in her apartment, the victim of what appears to be a sexual bondage encounter gone wrong, killed outright by a fatal blow to the skull with an unknown object.
But it is hard to accept the possibility that the real perpetrator would leave his escape from the trap entirely to chance. Hamilton of The Seattle Times called its story "clever, chilling and wildly unpredictable. Several established actors were considered for the leading role of Rusty Sabich.
He hires lawyer Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, an Argentinean who has been a frequent opponent over the years, to defend him. Pakulawho directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay. Development[ edit ] From left to right: A suburban house on East Orchard Street was used to film exterior and interior scenes set in the Sabich family home.
The case is further complicated by the fact that, unknown to the people around him, he had a brief affair with Polhemus that ended months before her murder. The case is dismissed and it appears Rusty has gotten away with murder.
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A sequel to Presumed Innocent, titled Innocent, was released on May 4, and continues the relationship between Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto. Scott Turow discusses Presumed Innocent on the BBC World Book Club Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux.
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