Fair warning: You'll wait a full hour before Jolie makes her appearance as a junkie/hostile witness to a murder, the secrets of which comprise the true story of Without Evidence.
Scott Plank (he'd later star in Melrose Place and Baywatch Hawaii before passing away in 2002) stars as Kevin Francke, the brother of Oregon's Head of Corrections, who was stabbed to death in the office parking lot in 1989. He heads to Salem to investigate, unconvinced that the state is doing a good job at it. In the process, he finds a cover-up surrounding his brother's death, corruption in the department, a helpful TV newsman, and a belligerent Angelina.
The other curiosity about Without Evidence is the $1 million reward offered for information leading to the conviction of Francke's true killer. Although someone is currently doing time for the murder, Kevin never bought it. There's not a lot of help in the film leading you down the right path, but there is a 900 number you can call for more information. Only $5 for the first 3 minutes.
Run time: 99 mins
In Theaters: Tuesday 12th September 2000
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
IMDB: 4.3 / 10
Director: Gill Dennis
Producer: Eric R. Epperson
Starring: Scott Plank as Kevin Francke, Anna Gunn as Liz Godlove, Angelina Jolie as Jodie Swearingen, Andrew Prine as John Nelson, Paul Perri as Sgt. Unsoeld, Kristen Peckinpah as Katie Francke, Allen Nause as Dale Penn, Chris Mastrandrea as Anthony, Danny Bruno as Field Sergeant, Ernie Garrett as Michael Francke, Eric Hull as David, Ed Collier as Fisk, Geof Prysirr as Pat Francke, Michael Russo as Konrad Garcia, Jason Tomlins as Frank Gable, W. Earl Brown as Grace, Chris Nelson Norris as Hunsaker, Ellen Wheeler as Bingta Francke, Wally Dalton as Governor Goldschmit, O.C. 'Mac' McCallum as Major Stewart, Don Scorby as Governor's Aide, Charles Taylor Gould as Glaister, Will Plunkett as First Officer, Michael Fisher-Welsh as Second Officer, Russ Fast as McKnight, Paul Travis Nixon as Bob Able, Catherine Jelski as Sarah Moore, Ted Roisum as Bostwick, Sam A. Mowry as Storkel, Tobias Anderson as Judge West, Kathryn Randall as Clerk, Lee Gosson as Hurley, Joseph Burke as Bennet, Joe Ivy as Stark, Gretchen Corbett as Mary, Mary Marsh as Mother Francke, Vernon Barkhurst as Doctor Francke, Luna Shepard as Melody, Josh Nielson as Harry, Tom Tarpey as Funeral Director, John Paul Shepard as Bray, Michael Fetters as Gary, Marie Selland as Apartment Manager, Quigley Provost-Landrum as Haggard Woman, Kevin Francke as Reporter, Kathleen Randall as Anchorwoman, Patrick DeSantis as Chuck Anderson, Jennie Stringfellow as Sandy, Chard Reed as Merle, Ronald Knight as Client, Neil Page Sexton as Linda, Julie Phelan as Karen, Sam Bauso as Man in Pinstripe Suit, Kelly Holland as Mrs. Grace