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The thin blue line (1988)

Author: Errol Morris; Randall Dale Adams; Philip Glass
Publisher: New York, NY : Miramax Films/American Playhouse, 1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : PAL color broadcast system : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The documentary is about Randall Dale Adams. In November 1976, after his car broke down on a road outside Dallas, Adams had accepted a ride from a stranger, David Harris. Harris was driving a stolen car, and when Dallas police officer Robert Wood pulled the two men over to check on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecordings
Named Person: Randall Dale Adams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Morris; Randall Dale Adams; Philip Glass
OCLC Number: 745347325
Notes: Hebrew subtitles.
Credits: Scriptwriter: Errol Morris.
Music: Philip Glass.
Cast: Interviewees: Randall Adams, David Harris.
Description: 1 videocassette (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS-PAL.
Responsibility: a film by Errol Morris.

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Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The documentary is about Randall Dale Adams. In November 1976, after his car broke down on a road outside Dallas, Adams had accepted a ride from a stranger, David Harris. Harris was driving a stolen car, and when Dallas police officer Robert Wood pulled the two men over to check on the vehicle, Harris shot and killed Wood. A jury believed that Adams was the killer, thanks to the perjured testimony of Harris and the misleading accounts of two witnesses. A story about Adams on TV Program "60 Minutes" helped to bring public attention to the case, but it was Morris' film, which contained extensive interview material with both Adams and Harris as well as stylized reenactments of the crime, that clinched the case for Adams' innocence. He was set free on March 15, 1988.

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