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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
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Detective Claytor
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Shannon Crowe
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Dorothy Sorenson
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Detective Baker
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Stephen Crowe
Anna Mary Wilson ...
Stephanie Crowe (as Anna Wilson)
Geoffrey Bowes
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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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stunning!!! Especially for a T.V. Movie.
5 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was absolutely stunning. I was shocked at how well it was done. Although Michael Riley's performance as Stephen Crow was a little dull, the rest of it was fabulous. Mark Rendall, who played Michael Crow, was unbelievable. He left me in tears. His performance was superb. And Ally Sheedy, who played Cheryl Crow, was excellant, as usual. The real murder took place VERY close to my home, and the accuracy was unbelievable. This was the one of the most accurate murder cases I've ever seen. Overall, I give this movie 9/10.


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