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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills -- A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills -- A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

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Release Date:
10 June 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It's frightening to think they did it. It's terrifying to think they didn't.
Plot:
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Raises good questions, leaves others unasked. See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tony Brooks ... Himself - KAIT-TV (archive footage)
Diana Davis ... Herself - KAIT-TV (archive footage)
Terry Wood ... Himself - KAIT-TV (archive footage)
Dick Clay ... Himself - KAIT-TV (archive footage)
Jenna Newton ... Herself - KAIT-TV (archive footage)
Gary Gitchell ... Himself
Tommy Stacy ... Himself (as Rev. Tommy Stacy)
Melissa Byers ... Herself
Todd Moore ... Himself
Dana Moore ... Herself

Pam Hobbs ... Herself
Jessie Misskelley Sr. ... Himself
Gail Grinnell ... Herself
Joe Hutchinson ... Himself
John Mark Byers ... Himself

Jason Baldwin ... Himself

Damien Wayne Echols ... Himself

Jessie Misskelley ... Himself (as Jessie Miskelly)
David Burnett ... Himself - Judge
Darwin Stow ... Himself - Sheriff
John N. Fogleman ... Himself - Prosecutor

Dan Stidham ... Himself - Attorney
Lee Rush ... Herself
Shelby Misskelley ... Herself
Mike Allen ... Himself (as Det. Mike Allen)
Bryn Ridge ... Himself (as Det. Bryn Ridge)
Susie Brewer ... Herself
Terry Hobbs ... Himself
William E. Wilkins ... Himself (as Dr. William E. Wilkins)
Gregory L. Crow ... Himself - Attorney
Warren D. Holmes ... Himself - Defense Expert
Richard J. Ofshe ... Himself (as Dr. Richard J. Ofshe)
Brent Davis ... Himself - Prosecutor
Wayne Hoffman ... Himself - Reporter
Paul N. Ford ... Himself - Attorney
Dale W. Griffis ... Himself (as Dr. Dale W. Griffis)
Pam Echols ... Herself
Michelle Echols ... Herself
Val P. Price ... Himself - Attorney
Marie Hicks ... Herself - Branch's Grandmother
Jackie Hicks ... Himself - Branch's Grandfather
Michael Carson ... Himself - Witness (as Michael Roy Carson)
James Rasicot ... Himself (as Dr. James Rasicot)
Robin Wadley ... Himself - Attorney
Scott R. Davidson ... Himself - Attorney
Frank J. Peretti ... Himself (as Dr. Frank J. Peretti)
Domini Teer ... Herself
Christy Van Vickle ... Herself (archive sound)
Jodee Medford ... Herself (archive sound)
Marty King ... Himself
Regina Meek ... Herself
Michael Deguglielmo ... Himself - DNA Expert
Ron Lax ... Himself - Private Investigator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Berlinger ... Himself (voice)
Steven Branch ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Byers ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Moore ... Himself (archive footage)

Bruce Sinofsky ... Himself (voice)

Directed by
Joe Berlinger 
Bruce Sinofsky 
 
Produced by
Joe Berlinger .... producer
Loren Eiferman .... associate producer
Jonathan Moss .... coordinating producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Bruce Sinofsky .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richman 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Berlinger 
Bruce Sinofsky 
 
Sound Department
Jason Candler .... sound editor
Rick Dior .... re-recording mixer
Dennis Fierman .... sound editor
Bernard Hayden .... post-production sound
Michael Karas .... sound recordist
Dow McKeever .... sound editor
Marsha McKeever .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Carrier III .... aerial photographer
James D. Cooper .... additional camera operator (as Douglas Cooper)
Paul Snow .... additional assistant camera
John Thoma .... second camera/ac
 
Editorial Department
Paul Collins .... on-line editor
Charles Marsella .... on-line editor
M. Watanabe Milmore .... segment editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matcher
Allan Rogers .... colorist
 
Music Department
Metallica .... music by
Alex Sinofsky .... music consultant: heavy metal music
 
Other crew
Nancy J. Cooper .... production accountant
Richard Hofstetter .... legal services
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
M. Watanabe Milmore .... trial segment editor
Sabrina Padwa .... legal services
Maura Wogan .... legal services
 
Thanks
Mike Allen .... acknowledgment (as Lt. Mike Allen)
Rebecca Baron .... special thanks
Sarah Amalia Berlinger .... special thanks
Bill Bishop .... special thanks (as Bill Bishop Warner Special Products)
G. Blair .... acknowledgment (as Det. G. Blair)
Florence Boissinot .... special thanks
T. Bradley .... acknowledgment (as Det. T. Bradley)
S. Burch .... acknowledgment (as Det. S. Burch)
David Burnett .... acknowledgment (as Hon. David Burnett)
Cliff Burnstein .... acknowledgment
Kathleen Burt .... special thanks
Will Corporon .... special thanks (as Will Corporan KAIT)
Amy Cruce .... special thanks
C. Dabbs .... acknowledgment (as Det. C. Dabbs)
Dave Dapper .... special thanks (as Dave Dapper WMCT)
Brent Davis .... acknowledgment
Bill Durham .... acknowledgment (as Sgt. Bill Durham)
Jack Eiferman .... special thanks (as Jack Eiferman Esq)
Larry Emison .... acknowledgment
Jonathan Epstein .... special thanks (as Jonathan Epstein WMCT)
Barbara Fisher .... acknowledgment (as Barbara Fisher)
John N. Fogleman .... acknowledgment (as Hon. John N. Fogleman)
Gary Gitchell .... acknowledgment (as Inspector Gary Gitchell)
Lisa Gossels .... special thanks
S. Griffin .... acknowledgment (as Det. S. Griffin)
Diane Hester .... acknowledgment (as Lt. Diane Hester)
Wayne Hoffman .... special thanks
Philip E. Kaplan .... special thanks (as Philip E. Kaplan Esq)
Ron Lax .... acknowledgment
Bob Mastronardi .... special thanks
John Maysles .... special thanks
Peter Mensch .... acknowledgment
Zue Miko .... special thanks
Tony Mitchell .... acknowledgment (as Capt. Tony Mitchell)
Paul Morrison .... special thanks
Jenna Newton .... special thanks
Richard J. Ofshe .... special thanks (as Dr. Richard J. Ofshe)
Peter Paterno .... special thanks (as Peter Paterno Esq)
Dewayne Phelan .... special thanks
Velma Phelan .... special thanks
Bryn Ridge .... acknowledgment (as Sgt. Bryn Ridge)
Bobby Sanders .... acknowledgment (as Chief Bobby Sanders)
Kate Schultz .... special thanks
Alex Sinofsky .... special thanks
Tristan Sinofsky .... special thanks
Claire Snofsky .... special thanks
Lisa Socransky .... special thanks (as Lisa Socransky Esq.)
Joia Specolo .... special thanks
Dan Stidham .... acknowledgment (as Daniel T. Stidham Esq)
Darwin Stow .... acknowledgment
Julia Strohm .... special thanks
James Sudbury .... acknowledgment (as Lt. James Sudbury)
Robin Wadley .... acknowledgment (as Robin Wadley Esq)
Rachel Woodridge .... special thanks (as Rachel Woodridge WREG)
W.A. Wren .... acknowledgment (as Chief W.A. Wren)
Kathy Zotnowski .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"America Undercover: Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Woods" - USA (series title)
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Runtime:
150 min
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Trivia:
Was #7 on Gene Siskel's list of the Best Films of 1994.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Damien reads this Shakespearean quote while on trial: "Life's but a walking shadow...full of sound and fury signifying nothing." He incorrectly refers to it as being from A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is fact a soliloquy famously from Macbeth.See more »
Quotes:
Ford, Paul:Based on what you've heard up there, do you think Damien might have killed those three boys?
Jason Baldwin:[after a long pause] They make it seem like he did.
Ford, Paul:Do you think he did?
Jason Baldwin:I don't know.
Ford, Paul:Would you have a hard time letting him go if you were on the jury?
Jason Baldwin:Yeah.
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23 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Raises good questions, leaves others unasked., 11 May 1999
Author: Chrissie from United States

This film left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Not that it was gruesome -- it is, but I've done research involving reading coroner reports, so gruesome I can cope with. It was the unanswered questions and the unasked questions.

It seems so utterly implausible that a jury could have convicted any of the suspects that I wonder what the filmmakers did not show us. Specifically, I wonder about the fiber evidence, which was the only real physical evidence at all.

I could only rate this documentary a 7 out of 10 because of the unasked questions and the evidence we were not shown. I would like to have come away from watching Paradise Lost with a clearer understanding of what those jurors heard and saw that led them to their verdicts. Mind you, I don't think those boys did it -- I think that even fiber evidence could have been too flimsy to convict them. But I wish I had been left convinced.

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