Perfidious Albion, the late 1950s. Once upon a time, Tony Aaron (Liam Neeson) was a shrewd police inspector. After a dishonourable discharge, he now makes ends meet as a private investigator. Like all private investigators, he scrapes together his daily wage with artistically unappetising snapshots of adulterous spouses. During one of these routine jobs, something goes terribly wrong. In his search for incriminating evidence against a suspect, his wife and a rich client are murdered. Immediately, a huge scandal erupts. The client in question, Carlo Stasio, was a famous painter who, as usual, left behind a wife—Selina—and a lover—Angeline (Laura San Giacomo). Both have a great deal to gain from the death of their wealthy husband-bedfellow. Naturally, Tony gets the label “prime suspect” stuck on his head. Helped by Frank, his only friend in the police force, he has no choice but to try and clear his name. Sultry Angeline does not make it easy for Tony by effectively countering his grave suspicions against her with passionate horizontal frolics. Then there is his former colleague, who does not exactly have his best interests at heart and wants to get Tony in jail as quickly as possible.
Under Suspicion is an exciting thriller by Simon Moore. Made in the good old Hitchcock tradition, a falsely accused man faces the rest of the world alone to prove his innocence. Liam Neeson, the tragic hero from Darkman and likely to soon win an Oscar for his role as Oscar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, delivers as Tony Aaron. Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape), as a seemingly fragile brunette, gives him a top-notch oral and physical response.