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Brother's Keeper -- This compelling documentary details the strange-but-true murder trial of Delbert Ward, accused of the mercy killing of his brother in rural upstate NY. This real-life murder mystery won the Audience Award at Sundance.

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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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Poetic in its delivery See more (23 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
 
Other crew
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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Poetic in its delivery, 23 June 2007
Author: scottennis from United States

This film was not made to be entertaining, as far as I can tell. That is not an indictment of the film; it is an indictment of the biggest reason people go to see films.

As I watched this film, I was transported into another place. I presume that place is where the filmmakers wanted me to go. It was not a "fun" or "exciting" place. It was simply a place where I could be and feel otherwise than I am and do right now.

I live within bicycle riding distance of the location of the events in this film, yet I got closer than I ever will to them through the craftsmanship of the filmmakers.

The music, the imagery, and the way the story was presented combined to provide me with a notable experience. This story is now part of me.

Thanks to the filmmakers.

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