The TV movie is back, and TNT is unveiling a Mystery Movie Night with six crime dramas over the next few weeks.
The first up is "Scott Turow's Innocent" (9 tonight, TNT), a sequel to Turow's "Presumed Innocent," the 1990 film starring Harrison Ford. But it's not necessary to have seen the Ford movie to enjoy this one. In fact, it might be better to not have seen it.
That's not because it doesn't compare favorably. "Scott Turow's Innocent" isn't brilliant, but it's a solid thriller with good performances. Bill Pullman plays Rusty Sabich, the judge who 20 years earlier was charged with the murder of his mistress. He didn't do it.
Yet prosecutor Tommy Mattolo (Richard Schiff) has never believed him innocent. So when Rusty's wife (Marcia Gay Harden) turns up dead, Mattolo goes after Sabich. Reluctantly. Twenty years later, Mattolo is weary and still shaken by the legal beating he took from Sabich's attorney Sandy Stern (Alfred Molina). But his hot-headed colleague Jim Brand (Tahmoh Penikett) believes they can bring Rusty down this time.