Reviews, Rants, and Ramblings by Two Film-Obsessed Friends.
July 27, 2020
Thirty years ago, there was perhaps no bigger movie star in the world than Harrison Ford. Catapulted to fame and fortune by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, Ford spent the latter half of the 1980s delivering more subtle, but no-less-charismatic, performances in movies like Witness, Frantic, and Working Girl. The success of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in the summer of 1989 simply cemented his enduring popularity. When audiences saw Harrison Ford’s face on a movie poster, they bought a ticket. Under such favorable circumstances, it’s easy to see why Presumed Innocent became the eighth highest-grossing film of the year after its wide release on July 27, 1990…