Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story (1999)
"Milgaard" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  11 April 1999 (Canada)
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The story of David Milgaard, the victim of one of Canada's most notorious miscarriages of justice and the fight for his exoneration.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Milgaard
Joyce Milgaard
Tom Melissis ...
David Asper
Hersh Wolch
Gill St. George
Robyn Driscoll ...
John Rainey
Ron Wilson
Nichol Johns
Bernie Coulson ...
Cadrain Short
Larry Fisher
Maureen Milgaard
Megan MacArton ...
Linda Fisher
Pamela Sinha ...
Sheila Harris
Roger Dunn ...
Doctor Featherstone
Evelyn Culver


This film tells the story of David Milgaard, who was charged and convicted for a brutal rape & murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment, he must struggle to survive in his years in prison, while his family and two crusading lawyers struggle to prove his innocence. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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terrible miscarriage of justice
3 July 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Its interesting that this television film came out at the same time the big budget, big screen version of the Hurricane did. It re-created interest in the Hurricane Carter case and the injustice he suffered, but Milgaards is not as well known and that is indeed a shame because the injustice inflicted on him is in many ways worse then the one Carter suffered. Milgaard and his family were finally awarded $20,000,000 in compensation but of course nothing can bring back what was taken from this poor man. Imprisoned between 1969 and 1992. He was only 17 years old when his hell began and 40 when it ended. The best years of his life gone stolen by a hellish nightmare. If we had only had forensic DNA analysis back then Milgaard's ordeal need never have occured.

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