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    The Thin Blue Line

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    Released

    1988

    Runtime

    102

    The Thin Blue Line

    What's it About

    Here, Errol Morris made a ground-breaking documentary about the case of Randall Adams, wrongly convicted in Texas of murdering a police officer. The film makes use of both re-enactments and interviews with Adams, law-enforcement officials, and court witnesses, including one David Harris, who testified he was in the car with Adams when the shooting took place.

    Why we love it

    Years in the making, this film resulted in the re-opening of Randall’s case, and his eventual exoneration. Spooky in the way only real-life stories can be, Morris lets the players speak for themselves, inexorably building the case for a gross miscarriage of justice. An impressive and important landmark in cinema — this film actually saved a man’s life.

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