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The confession

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He is their only child, a child that had taken them years to conceive. So when Stevie falls violently ill, Harry and Sarah Fertig (Ben Kingsley and Amy Irving) rush their son to hospital for emergency care. But their desperate pleas fall on deaf ears and after hours of neglect, Stevie dies in Harry's arms.

Six weeks later, Harry heads back to the hospital and guns down the nurse, doctor and clerk he believes responsible for Stevie's death. Harry pleads guilty to murder, a decision he says honours his young son. But Harry's boss, Jack Renoble, wants him to alter his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity and hires hot-shot lawyer, Roy Bleakie (Alec Baldwin), to convince Harry to change his mind. But is he playing a fair game?

Written by David Black, based on the novel Fertig by Sol Yurick, directed by David Jones.

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M (Adult themes, low level violence, low level coarse language)

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110 minutes (1:50 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 19 December 2000

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