Fracture is a 2007 legal thriller film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, and directed by Gregory Hoblit. It is the story of a man who shoots his unfaithful wife, and then engages in a battle of wits with a young assistant district attorney. The film has a 71% critic rating from Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $91 million (over a $10 million budget).
Theodore "Ted" Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy Irish aeronautical engineer living in Los Angeles, confirms that his wife, Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz), is having an affair with police detective Robert Nunally (Billy Burke). Confronting his wife, Crawford shoots her. Police are called, including Nunally, who enters the house cautiously, negotiating with Crawford for both to put down their guns. Crawford confesses he shot his wife. Recognizing the victim, and being subtly goaded by Crawford, Nunally becomes enraged and assaults him.
|genre||crime drama thriller|
|keywords||acquit acquittal aeronautical engineer arrest assault attempted murder cell phone crime scene criminal law defense attorney disgrace district attorney double jeopardy double jeopardy clause false evidence fight for justice frameup fruit of the poisonous tree glock 21 hotel room law firm life support murder murder weapon plant false evidence police detective rising star rush search shoot suicide surround tackle turn wait|
|productionCompany||Castle Rock Entertainment M7 Filmproduktion Weinstock Entertainment|
|publisher||New Line Cinema|
|theme||legal drama legal thriller psychological drama|