- 1 hr 53 min
Fracture is a movie about an attempted murder. Theodore Crawford has found out that his wife has been having an affair. He asks her why she is having the affair. He then shoots her. When the police arrive, Theodore confesses to the crime. The man that Theodore’s wife had been sleeping with is a police officer. He was one of the officers that was there. The prosecuting attorney, William Beachum sees this as just another easily won case since they have the confession. At the trial, the confession is thrown out as inadmissible which allows Theodore Crawford to go back home. William and Theodore start an intellectual battle on what really happened on that night. They discover that Theodore’s gun was not used to kill his wife and William starts to suspect Robert Nunally, the police officer that was sleeping with Theodore’s wife, of attempting to frame him. William goes through the surveillance tapes from the house to see if there is anything that could prove whether or not Nunally did the crime. They cannot find anything on the tapes from the shooting to the arrest. When Crawford goes free after the trial, Nunally decides that he is going to commit suicide. When he does, he uses Crawford’s gun. William does not give up in his pursuit to convict Theodore of the attempted murder of his wife. He becomes obsessed with this cause. Crawford wants to take Jennifer, the only other person that is alive that saw what happened, off of life support. William does everything he can to keep her alive but he arrives too late to prevent it. At the end of the movie, William finally figures out how Theodore Crawford was able to pull of the crime. Since Theodore took Jennifer off of life support, he is able to try him for a different crime. He tricks Theodore into confessing and arrests him.