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Brother's keeper

Author: Joe BerlingerBruce SinofskyDouglas CooperJay UngarMolly MasonAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [10th anniversary ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: William J Ward; Delbert Ward; Delbert Ward; William J Ward
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Berlinger; Bruce Sinofsky; Douglas Cooper; Jay Ungar; Molly Mason; American Playhouse Theatrical Films,; Creative Thinking International, Ltd.,; Hand-To-Mouth Productions,; Docurama (Firm),; New Video Group,
ISBN: 0767055381 9780767055383
OCLC Number: 52578275
Language Note: English. Closed-captioned.
Notes: "A heartwarming tale of murder."
Originally produced in 1992.
Special features: commentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, deleted scenes, never-before-seen short film "The Wards take Manhattan," photo gallery, original theatrical trailer featuring Spalding Gray, filmmaker biographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Douglas Cooper; music composed and arranged by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
Cast: Connie Chung, John Teeple, Delbert Ward, Lyman Ward, Roscoe Ward.
Awards: Winner Directors Guild of America, Best Documentary Feature ; Winner Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award ; Winner National Board of Review, Best Documentary Feature.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Dolby digital, stereo.
Contents: Extra features: Filmmaker commentary --
Deleted scenes --
Short film: The Wards take Manhattan (12 min.) --
Photo gallery --
Original theatrical trailer --
About Docurama --
Catalog/trailers --
Credits.
Other Titles: Brother's keeper (Motion picture)
Wards take Manhattan.
Responsibility: an American Playhouse Theatrical Films presentation ; in association with Creative Thinking International ; a Hand-To-Mouth production ; a film by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.

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"Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive?"--Container.

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