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The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)

The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As ... See full summary »

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Cheryl Crowe
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Michael Crowe
John Bourgeois ...
Detective Claytor
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Shannon Crowe
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Dorothy Sorenson
Karl Pruner ...
Detective Baker
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Stephen Crowe
Anna Mary Wilson ...
Stephanie Crowe (as Anna Wilson)
Geoffrey Bowes
Christopher Behnisch ...
Richard Tuite
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Officer Valinski
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The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the household away individually to be questioned, and the remaining children - fourteen year old Michael Crowe and adolescent Shannon Crowe - are taken into protective custody until Cheryl and Stephen can be cleared. The police end up placing much of their focus on the sullen Michael, who they question without counsel and without discussion with his parents. The tone of the police questioning is that they believe Michael did kill his sister, the police lying, harassing and coercing in the process. Under the barrage of questioning, Michael eventually confesses, as do two of his friends, both questioned under the same threatening tone. Cheryl and Stephen, who are finally made aware of the questioning and the confessions, enlist the help of sympathetic ... Written by Huggo

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The Police Were Not Looking For The Truth ... Just A Confession

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This dramatization is based on the factual documentary previously created for Court TV by co-writer/producer/directors Marc Wallace and Jonathan Greene. Their documentary, with same title, was awarded the Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Silver Baton for excellence in broadcast journalism in January, 2002. See more »

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Definitely worth watching
17 October 2011 | by (MN) – See all my reviews

If you've read all the other reviews, you know what the story line is so I won't go into that.

What I will say is that the production and writing of the movie itself were excellent--I didn't realize CourtTV made such high quality productions. The family dialog seemed genuine---no sugar coating to make an idyllic family, and they seemed like 'regular' people. The actors were excellent--I was pleasantly surprised. I expected as much out of Ally Sheedy, but the boy who played Michael deserves all the kudos he has been earning. The supporting characters were also very good.

This movie should be viewed by aspiring law students and probably anyone who is interested in personal freedom!


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