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Randall Adams (I) (1948–2010)

At age 27, Randall Adams was wrongfully convicted of murdering a police officer, then served 13 years under a death sentence in Texas. Documentary film maker Errol Morris, a former private detective, investigated the case for 3 years, and came to believe the quiet, even-tempered Adams a very unlikely suspect. In Morris' award-winning movie The Thin... See full bio »

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 1988 The Thin Blue Line (Documentary)
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 2005 The 50 Greatest Documentaries (TV Movie documentary)

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The man you see before you is here by the grace of God. The fact that it took 12 and a half years and a movie to prove my innocence should scare the hell out of everyone in this room and, if it doesn't, then that scares the hell out of me.


He was convicted and sentenced to death row in 1977 by lethal injection. On May 5,1979, the United States Supreme Court ordered a stay. His sentence was commuted to life in prison without parole. He was finally free in March 1989. See more »

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