Huh? - Spoiler Alert


How does the father's final action help to exonerate his son? I can see how he would get the murderer put away for his own death but how does that prove he also killed the girl? I don't remember the girl being shot but if it was the gun why couldn't he have just directed the shot to his foot or arm instead of to the heart?

I know his death works better for dramatic effect and it serves to wind down the movie but logically why did he have to die or want to. The guy had gotten away with murder once. For all Graham knew Sanford could have paid his people to help him dispose of the body then lie saying they saw Graham attack him then leave.

There were plenty of witnesses who had seen Graham pursuing him rather violently earlier in the day. It would have also been easy to say Graham made the call then threatened him. He pulled his gun to take control of the situation. There was a struggle and Graham was killed. If someone had a gun on you and is threatening your life it's highly unusual that you'd be able to place and calmly let someone know 'whatever happens...'. Obviously though the menacing person; the one in control of the situation and is holding the gun could make such a call.


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I have just finished watching this film. What I took from the ending is that Graham wanted it to look like Stanford had no choice but to get rid of Graham in light of this "tangible" evidence that Graham was going to give up to the authorities.

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Also just saw it, mostly agree with Jamie170, the point is that Stanford killing him suggests his motive may be to cover up his earlier murder, it is enough to get his son's execution postponed, and that is sufficient as Graham had already broken his alibi that he was with his secretary (which is what his wife thought, so she lied and said he was with her) on the night of the murder, so I think the plot devise works; however it would also have worked had he been wounded (but I guess a drunk wouldn't think of that).

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Apparently I saw this movie in November; at least that's when my comments were written, but I can't remember much about it at all. Even after reading the synopsis, the Trivia section, the Goofs, the other posts, and my own comments all I can come up with is a vague recollection of a few scenes. Still, I'm not sure I'm remembering the right movie.

Was it shown somewhere recently? If so, where? I'd like to refresh my memory. It's kind of odd how no one had ever posted anything about it then, within the same week, there are two posts in quick succession. It's strange. I must have thought enough about the movie to write my thoughts but it didn't make that big an impression.


Woman, man! That's the way it should be Tarzan. [Tarzan and his mate]

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