Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.
An Innocent Man is a 1989 American crime thriller film directed by Peter Yates, and starring Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche, Richard Young, Badja Djola, Peter Van Norden, Thomas B. Kackert and Terry Golden. The film follows James Rainwood, an airline mechanic sent to prison when framed by crooked police officers.
An Innocent Man (1989)
Directed by: Peter Yates
Starring: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche, Richard Young, Badja Djola, Peter Van Norden, Thomas B. Kackert, Terry Golden
Screenplay by: Larry Brothers
Production Design by: Stuart Wurtzel
Cinematography by: William A. Fraker
Film Editing by: Stephen A. Rotter, William S. Scharf, Joseph Gutowski
Costume Design by: Rita Ryack
Set Decoration by: Chris Butler
Art Direction by: Frank Richwood
Music by: Howard Shore
Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures
Release Date: October 6, 1989