icon Film Profile: The Thin Blue Line - (1988)
IMDb Score
The Thin Blue Line (1988) on IMDb
NextFilm Score:
8.0/10 Stars
theMovieDB Score:
4/10 Stars
Share This Film:
    

"A softcore movie, Dr. Death, a chocolate milkshake, a nosey blonde and "The Carol Burnett Show." Solving this mystery is going to be murder."

15

  • Director: Errol Morris
  • Genre: Documentary, Classics, Special Interest,
  • Studio: IFC Films
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 95 Mins

Overview:
In 1976, Dallas policeman Robert Wood routinely stopped a car for a motoring offence and in seconds was shot dead. Later, a known delinquent, 16-year-old David Harris, was arrested after boasting about the murder. Under questioning, Harris protested his innocence and blamed a hitch-hiker he had picked up, Randall Adams. Adams was tried and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment. Twelve years after the crime, documentary film-maker Errol Morris re-opened the case and produced this stunning film, an unsurpassed blend of interviews and reconstruction. Our journey into the case is also Morris's, as he slowly uncovers a symphony of doubt and a miscarriage of justice. The sense of unease, heightened by an enthralling collection of witnesses, accumulates so that a random murder in Dallas puts all of America under the microscope. The picture earned its ultimate prize, not an Oscar but a retrial, and, in the end, Adams's release.
The MovieDB Overview   (Click to view)
 
Cast List:

icon The Thin Blue Line - Trailer:



icon The Thin Blue Line - Upcoming Showings:

Sorry, No showings coming up in the next 10 days.

email Alert Me - we'll send you an email when this film next appears on the schedule.


icon Similar Movies:
        

Dirty Harry (1971)




Untraceable (2008)




Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)




Gone Baby Gone (2007)




Shaft (2000)




22 Bullets (2010)




Zodiac (2007)




The Bone Collector (1999)





icon This movie on other sites:

IMDb Logo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096257/

 


This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb.