U.S. box office gross: $86 million
An adult-themed murder mystery with no special effects and a story that demands an audience actually pay attention? Opening in the crowded summer season? Put Ford in it, and your worries are over. The actor’s stoicism made him the perfect choice to play Assistant D.A. Rusty Sabich, accused of killing a co-worker (Greta Scacchi) with whom he was having an affair. The movie required a performance that keeps its audience guessing until the final moments, and Ford delivered.
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