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- Behind-the-scenes interviews with Matthew Tabak, Jeff Goldblum and Anne Heche
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John Nolan (Jeff Goldblum) has the apparent misfortune of being in Tony's Deli (to buy a bottle of wine) when a hold-up occurs. Physically he is unscathed, but a recently hired store assistant, Augie Rose, is killed by the assailant, practically dying in Nolan's arms with the words "John, it'll be OK". Mentally injured and haunted by these events, and disturbed by the callousness and inability of the police department to make proper arrangements for a funeral and the personal effects of Rose, Nolan pursues the matter himself. He learns that Rose spent 20 years in prison for armed robbery, aggravated by a history of previous petty crimes, has no next of kin, and was released from prison three weeks ago. By signing as a brother, he gets the personal effects no one else wants. Thus he finds the apartment. And so the involvement cascades. With each discovery, Nolan entangles himself ever deeper in the web of Rose's prior life.
This film is not a crime story about bringing a murderous assailant to justice; that's not even part of the script. The Tony's Deli incident merely sets in motion what becomes a psychological obsession ("Suspicion" is a misnomer!) in a willing individual and the consequences thereof. Nolan has the option on several occasions of withdrawing from this obsession, but he deliberately chooses to go completely overboard in the opposite direction.
Aside from the necessity of having a plot for this film, why would the Nolan character have this obsession and be so willing to abandon his cushy life style?Read more ›
This is a story about identity, love, emotional crises and that time of life (some point between thirty-five and forty) where some of us get hit with a major wake up call, and decide to throw in the old life and start a new one. Please do not let this general description of ~Auggie Rose~ put you off - because it is not your run of the mill comedy/drama, but something a lot more.
The plot is basic with a touch of originality: John Nolan (Jeff Goldblum) is a successful life insurance salesman that one night walks into his local liquor store to buy some special wine he has ordered. He notices that the label is damaged and asks for another bottle. The assistant walks in the back to retrieve it when the place gets robbed. The assistant, unaware of the crime in progress, walks back out to the counter and the shooter pops him one. Nolan holds the man in his arms and accompanies him to the hospital where he dies. While in the process of dying, a connection is made between Nolan and the victim, Auggie Rose, who turns out to be an ex con, recently released from a twenty year prison sentence. He feels somehow responsible for the murder and begins investigating the man's life. The more Nolan learns about Auggie, the more inextricably drawn into his life he becomes. The journey of obsession begins.
After a chain of subtle stimulators and interesting circumstances, Nolan is pulled even further into Auggie's life, and assumes his identity. And the trouble starts.Read more ›
Nolan feels guilty about Rose's death because he had made Rose replace a bottle, which startled the robber into shooting. However, guilt quickly turns into something more as Nolan starts taking over Rose's life, including meeting the woman Rose corresponded with but never met. Nolan becomes Rose when he meets her. Probably we could have used more motivation for the Nolan character's extraordinary choices throughout the film but Goldblum makes it work, that this guy wants out of his present life. Heche is very good as the girlfriend. Goldblum and Heche are quite equal in their roles, both showing a great deal of acting talent and character development. Some harder edges and clearer motivation in the script would have pushed it up to a 5 star movie. As it is, it is a strong 4 star movie.
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Starting over in life? Watch this film! Lost a lot in life? Watch this film! This is a guide to what is important in life. Enjoy it.Published 12 months ago by Between The Sound And Silence
Insurance salesman John Nolan witnesses Auggie Rose being shot and killed, then learns that Rose had just been released from 20 years in prison for armed robberies. Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Loyd Eskildson
This will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever wished that second takes were possible in real life. Augie, a minor character in this story, a ex-con, gives our hero a chance at a... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by LeftCoastLefty
I've watched Jeff Goldblum on Law & Order: Criminal Intent & really like his acting; so am looking forward to view Beyond Suspicion after Christmas!Published on December 6, 2012 by merry gal
Jeff Goldblum does it again. This is a well done movie that you will enjoy from beginning to end. Buy it.Published on December 28, 2011 by mommacat
I watched "Beyond Suspicion" on one of the cable networks several months ago and was struck by the great acting. Zero special effects. Zero CGI. Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Stephen R. Tod
Jeff Goldblum is a successful CEO of a large life-insurance company who apparently has everything he wants, until he has a near-death encounter in the midst of a liquor store... Read morePublished on June 24, 2009 by Mosby Barley
We tend to associate very often the professional success with the true happiness. And sometimes the destiny has a hidden Ace that can make change the whole perspective of your... Read morePublished on June 17, 2005 by Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela