Thursday, November 14, 2019
"Fracture": Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins faced off in 2007 crime film
Recently I reviewed “Fractured” on a Wordpress blog about a broken reality experience associated with an accidental death. But there is a 2007 movie called “Fracture”, directed by Gregory Hoblit, based on a story by Gregory Pyne, from New Line Cinema. It turns out I had seen it then and reviewed it briefly on a legacy site.
Anthony Hopkins plays Ted Crawford, a structural engineer, who discovers his wife is in an affair with a cop (Billy Burke), and shoots her (Embeth Davidtz).
Crawford matches wits with a rising prosecutor Willy Beachum (Ted Crawford), and even tries to represent himself. Beachum is trying to move into civilian corporate practice. Crawford gets himself off on a technicality, but later becomes involved with taking his wife off life-support, losing his right to protection from double jeopardy.