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The Exonerated (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 January 2005
Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.

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Bob Balaban
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Gary Gauger
Danny Glover ... David Keaton
Delroy Lindo ... Delbert Tibbs
Aidan Quinn ... Kerry Max Cook
Susan Sarandon ... Sunny Jacobs
David Brown Jr. David Brown Jr. ... Robert Earl Hayes
Chris Bauer ... Cop #1
Dennis Burkley ... Sheriff Carroll
Bobby Cannavale ... Jesse Tafero
Carlin Glynn ... Judge
Brian Kerwin ... Cop #2
Laurence Luckinbill ... Prosecutor
Raynor Scheine ... Southern Guy
Lee Tergesen ... Walter Rhodes
Katherine Leask ... Sue Gauger
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Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Court TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De frikända See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Court TV, RadicalMedia See more »
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Color
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Piano by Matt Rollings
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If ever there was a film that provided food for thought...
3 February 2006 | by b4peace-1See all my reviews

I've just watched this film and I myself write to two inmates in American prisons, one on Death Row (DR) (and he did not commit murder), so this topic of justice v. injustice is one very close to my heart & sensibilities.

What can one say when one hears that someone has spent up to 21 yrs of his/her life for a crime he/she did not commit, and the only way they finally get off DR was from DNA exoneration.

This is a film that all policemen, the judiciary, and school kids should have to see as a matter of course, but actually I reckon all Americans should see - to realise how many innocent lives have been totally ruined or, worse, lost at the electric chair for a crime they never committed. Why, also, does the law not act, when new evidence comes to light, ie why are people not released when they are found to be innocent. What is wrong with people not standing up for the truth? Is it so hard to do? How can these people sleep at night knowing that they have done nothing with evidence that could mean an innocent person could be released? This is totally beyond my understanding! This world is weird and mad! Films such as this one prove it. But this film was also so gentle in its delivery, so lacking in anger, which everyone had every right to be. (I would certainly have been had I been in their shoes.) It was great to see such fine actors taking on a film like this. It certainly added authenticity. An important film for the world to see: that not everyone who goes to prison is guilty! 10/10, from NSW, Australia


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