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Release Date:
12 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Rather hypocritical sequel See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Damien Wayne Echols ... Himself
Melissa Byers ... Herself (archive footage)
Norris Deajon ... Himself
Tim Sullivan ... Himself (archive sound)
Chris Worthington ... Himself
John Mark Byers ... Himself
Kathy Bakken ... Herself
Burk Sauls ... Himself

Jason Baldwin ... Himself

Jessie Misskelley ... Himself (as Jessie Miskelly)
Debra Shue ... Herself
Grove Pashley ... Himself
Anna Masek ... Herself
Ruth Carter ... Herself
Bill Pritcherson ... Himself
Gregory Fleming ... Himself
Marcia Ian ... Herself
Mara Leveritt ... Herself
David Burnett ... Himself
Gary Gitchell ... Himself

Dan Stidham ... Himself
Richard J. Ofshe ... Himself
John N. Fogleman ... Himself
Jessie Misskelley Sr. ... Himself
Brent Turvey ... Himself
Barbara Turvey ... Herself
John Shaver Jr. ... Himself
Frank J. Peretti ... Himself
Michelle Echols ... Herself
Pam Echols ... Herself
Gail Grinnell ... Herself
Scotty Battershell ... Himself - Polygrapher
Ray Brown ... Himself - Court TV
Dale W. Griffis ... Himself
Chris May ... Himself - Channel 7 (archive footage)
Karen Fuller ... Herself - Channel 7 (archive footage)
Val P. Price ... Himself
Harry Mintzer ... Himself (as Dr. Harry Mintzer)
Gregg Jarrett ... Himself (archive footage)

Leeza Gibbons ... Herself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Branch ... Himself
Christopher Byers ... Himself

Pam Hobbs ... Herself
Terry Hobbs ... Himself
Ted Koppel ... Himself - Newscaster (archive footage)
Michael Moore

Directed by
Joe Berlinger 
Bruce Sinofsky 
 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Joe Berlinger .... producer
Michael Bonfiglio .... associate producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Bruce Sinofsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Metallica 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richman  (as Bob Richman)
 
Film Editing by
M. Watanabe Milmore 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Green .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Loren Eiferman .... production manager
Bruce Sinofsky .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Philippe Desloovere .... sound editor (as Philippe 'Des' Desloovere)
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Karas .... sound recordist
Ray Palagy .... sound editor
Tony Pipitone .... sound editor
Michael Reilly .... sound recordist
Randy Ward .... sound editor
Rick Wessler .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Carrier III .... aerial photographer
James D. Cooper .... additional photography (as Douglas Cooper)
Philippe Desloovere .... additional photography (as Philippe 'Des' Desloover)
Randy Drummond .... additional photography
Nancy Schreiber .... additional cinematography
Paul Snow .... assistant camera
Dyanna Taylor .... additional photography
John Thoma .... additional photography
David J. Thompson .... assistant camera
Alex Zakrzewski .... additional photography
 
Editorial Department
Paul Collins .... on-line editor
Allan Rogers .... film colorist
 
Music Department
Abigail Kende .... music clearance
 
Other crew
Michael Cruickshank .... production assistant
Richard Hofstetter .... legal services
Sabrina Padwa .... legal services
Maura Wogan .... legal services
 
Thanks
Cliff Burnstein .... thanks
Jenny Golden .... thanks
Cate Latting .... thanks
Debra MacCulloch .... thanks
Peter Mensch .... thanks
Marc Reiter .... thanks
Dina Tyler .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Revelations: Paradise Lost 2" - USA (theatrical title)
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Greece:130 min
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Trivia:
The only film of the trilogy to be a TV project instead of receive a theatrical release.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At one point the on-screen date for a trial scene is listed as January of 1993. The murders didn't occur until May of that year.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Exorcist (1973)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Rather hypocritical sequel, 28 September 2013
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

After the storm kicked up by the first film, film-makers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky returned to West Memphis four years later. Whereas the first film seemed to simply document the case in as much detail as possible and allowed you to make your own mind up, with Revelations, they seem to have their own agenda. New 'evidence' has been discovered, and perhaps the real killer still walks the streets, and it's clear who Berlinger and Sinofsky believes it to be. That crazy bastard John Mark Byers, who took so much pleasure in giving Biblical rants to camera, hardly covers himself in glory, and he's back here to build fake graves for Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley at the crime scene, only to set them on fire amidst his demented monologues.

It's sad that Berlinger and Sinofsky decided to take such a manipulative approach to the sequel, as although Byers is clearly an unhinged and simple-minded hick, there is no evidence against him killing the three boys (Michael Moore, Stevie Branch, and his stepson Christopher Byers) aside from the fact that he comes across as scary and strange. The first film was an intense study of mob mentality and the dangers of pre- judgement by appearance, and how the West Memphis Three managed to get themselves convicted simply for being black-wearing outcasts. So Revelations comes across is hypocritical.

When new evidence is presented, suggesting teeth marks on the head of one of the victims, tests prove that none of the WM3's teeth match. When Byers is confronted, he reveals that he had his teeth removed but keeps changing his story as to when this took place. He is repeatedly confronted by a support group that help fund and promote the case against the WM3, but they come across as equally strange as Byers, following Echols like groupies as if he was some kind of prophet, and they berate Byers into handing in his dental records voluntarily to prove himself innocent. Byers refuses, stating that there is no case against him, and this is shown in the film as if an admittance of guilt. The film-makers never take any time to explain the reasoning behind Byers' behaviour, clearly convinced of his guilt.

In the end, it's a case of there being too little here to warrant a two hour-plus movie. The new evidence is flimsy to say the least, and as revealed in West of Memphis (2012), is probably completely wrong. Yet when the film gets back down to cold facts, it becomes as riveting as the first film, unveiling a justice system that seems unwilling to open the doors to the possibility that they simply got it wrong. It's just a shame that too much time is spent on a personal witch-hunt, and even when Byers passes a voluntary lie-detector test, the film suggests that Byers was on so much prescription medication that the results of this cannot really stand up, yet fails to ask to conductor of the test of his views regarding this. It's certainly a confused film, and one that works best when it stays on topic and documents the facts rather than revelling in propagandistic speculation.

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