Absence of Malice Poster

Release Date: November 19th, 1981

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

PG|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it involves an innocent party. When she tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

Cast: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus, Josef Sommer, John Harkins

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mirage Enterprises, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Dark, Investigation, 1980s, Pursuit, Murder, Mystery


Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role