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9 September 1992 (USA) See more »
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert... See more » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Deeply moving and tremendously compelling. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Delbert Ward ... Himself
Roscoe Ward ... Himself
Lyman Ward ... Himself
Walt Geisler ... Himself - Ward Supporter
Ken Elmer ... Himself - Neighbor
John Teeple ... Himself - Neighbor
Dave Goff ... Himself - Cousin
Joseph F. Loszynski ... Himself - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police (as Captain Joseph F. Loszynski)
Harry Thurston ... Himself - Friend
Ralph A. Cognetti ... Himself - Defense Attorney
Maynard A. Cosnett ... Himself - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police (as Investigator Maynard A. Cosnett)
John W. Graham ... Himself - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police (as Investigator John W. Graham)
Robert J. Killough ... Himself - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police (as Investigator Robert J. Killough)
Donald F. Cerio ... Himself - Madison County District Attorney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connie Chung ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Berlinger 
Bruce Sinofsky 
 
Produced by
Joe Berlinger .... executive producer
Joe Berlinger .... producer
Nicholas Gottlieb .... associate producer
Bruce Sinofsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Molly Mason 
Jay Ungar 
 
Cinematography by
James D. Cooper  (as Douglas Cooper)
Richard Hissong 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Berlinger 
Bruce Sinofsky 
 
Sound Department
Brian Langman .... sound editor
Jacob Ribicoff .... foley supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Boccaccio .... EPK camera
 
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Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Susan Kouguell .... script consultant
 
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David Maysles .... dedicatee (as David C. Maysles)
William J. Ward .... dedicatee
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Deeply moving and tremendously compelling., 20 June 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

This documentary is the study of four aging rural brothers and farmers who live together in a virtual shack, and the uproar in their town when one is charged with the murder of another.

The locals all believe these sweet, sad, simple, almost retarded seeming souls are incapable of murder, and that Delbert Ward is either being framed entirely, or unfairly prosecuted for a mercy killing in a world where putting an animal out of it's suffering is the norm.

A portrait of rural America like nothing we see in fiction films; there are people living completely out-of-touch with reality and the modern world, and others who are as sophisticated and insightful as any city dweller.

It's also a portrait of law enforcement with what seems to be an agenda beyond just the truth. It all builds to a courtroom sequence more tense than almost any Hollywood thriller. A quite special film.

I wish it didn't wear it's biases quite so on its sleeve. I'd have rather had a chance to make up my own mind about who are the heroes and the villains. But this is still string, thought provoking stuff.

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