Above Suspicion
Written byJerry Lazarus
W.H. Macy
Steven Schachter
Directed bySteven Schachter
StarringChristopher Reeve
Joe Mantegna
Kim Cattrall
Edward Kerr
Music byMichael Hoenig
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerKeith Samples
ProducersWilliam Hart
Jerry Lazarus (co-producer)
Tony Amatullo (line producer)
CinematographyRoss Berryman
EditorMartin Hunter
Running time95 minutes
Production companyRysher Entertainment
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatDolby
Original releaseMay 21, 1995 (1995-05-21)

Above Suspicion is a 1995 American crime thriller-drama film starring Christopher Reeve, Joe Mantegna and Kim Cattrall. The screenplay was written by William H. Macy, who also has a small role in the film. It premiered on HBO on May 21, 1995.

In the film, Reeve plays a paralyzed cop who plots to murder his wife. On May 27, 1995, a week after the film's release, Reeve himself became a quadriplegic after suffering a spinal cord injury in a horse riding accident.


Christopher Reeve stars as a paralyzed police officer who plots to murder his unfaithful wife (Kim Cattrall) and her lover (Edward Kerr). The latter is both his brother and also a police officer.


Production and associated events

The film was shot in North Carolina.

Six days after the film premiered, Reeve had an accident while horseback riding. He was seriously injured in the fall, resulting in his becoming paralyzed. He lived as a quadriplegic for the remainder of his years.