Tells the true story of Timothy Hennis' wrongful prosecution on three charges of murder and his sentence to death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Richardson (as Rick Schroder)
Tim Hennis
Jerry Beaver
Marylou Hennis
John P. Connolly ...
D.B. Guiness
Angela Hennis
Bonnie Griffin
Gary Eastburn
Bob Hennis


Tells the true story of Timothy Hennis' wrongful prosecution on three charges of murder and his sentence to death.

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

21 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erreur judiciaire  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 2009, Timothy Hennis was recalled to active duty to face charges in a military court after his DNA matched a semen sample taken from one of the victims. He was convicted in April 2010 and sentenced to death. See more »


When the police lost the photographs, the defense lawyers could have asked for the negatives to make new prints. See more »

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unreal but in fact real
10 January 2004 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

At first I thought this was yet another boring movie about a trial. The first part of the movie seemed very unrealistic, and I almost switched off my television. Despite the unrealistic nature of the story the acting was actually very good...and after a while I began to like this movie. It was actually more original than other courthouse movies. But what really amazed me was that the movie has actually been based on a true story! Now, I don't want to offend any person, but if what happens in this movie is really possible in the US, I can't have much faith in its justice system.

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