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Defenseless ★★ 1991 (R)

Hershey tries hard in an unplayable part as a giddy attorney who finds herself trapped in a love-affair/legal case that turns murderous. Good cast and interesting twists contend with a sexist subtext, which proves a woman can't “have it all.” 106m/C VHS, DVD . Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Mary Beth Hurt, J.T. Walsh, Sheree North; D: Martin Campbell; W: James Cresson; M: Trevor Jones.