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Writer (WGA):
Alan Hines (written by)
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Release Date:
4 December 2002 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Ally Sheedy ... Cheryl Crowe

Mark Rendall ... Michael Crowe

John Bourgeois ... Detective Claytor

Hannah Lochner ... Shannon Crowe

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Dorothy Sorenson
Karl Pruner ... Detective Baker

Chris Owens

Jonathan Whittaker

Michael Riley ... Stephen Crowe
Anna Mary Wilson ... Stephanie Crowe (as Anna Wilson)
Geoffrey Bowes
Christopher Behnisch ... Richard Tuite

Karen Glave

Paulino Nunes ... Officer Gould

Jacqueline Pillon ... Officer Valinski
Arlene Mazerolle
Neil Foster
Elizabeth Saunders (as Elizabeth Brown)
LinLyn Lue
Gerry Mendicino ... Judge John Thompson

Marcia Bennett ... Lauren

Ray Kahnert

David Collins

Robert Verlaque
Jovanni Sy ... CSU Technician Chen

Chris Gillett (as Chris Gilletti)
Anthony Hylton
Beatriz Pizano

Jake Simons ... Reporter
J.C. Kenny

Jane Luk
Kirsten Bishop ... Mrs. Treadway (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Adrian Griffin
Jack Manchester
Mathew Peart
Richard Banel ... Joshua Treadway
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andre Noble ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Don McBrearty 
Writing credits
Alan Hines (written by)

Produced by
Andrea Baynes .... executive producer
Jean Bureau .... executive producer
Terry Gould .... producer
Dan Lyon .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alexina Louie 
Alex Pauk 
Cinematography by
Rhett Morita 
Film Editing by
Jeff Warren 
Casting by
Jon Comerford 
Abra Edelman 
Elisa Goodman 
Production Design by
Tim Bider 
Art Direction by
Mark Duffield 
Set Decoration by
Dan Conley 
Costume Design by
Trysha Bakker 
Makeup Department
Cliona Furey .... head of hair department
Sandra Moore .... makeup artist
Kelly Kavanagh .... assistant makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
W. Michael Beard .... post-production supervisor
Rosalie Muskatt .... executive in charge of production: Court TV
Helene C. Valinsky .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Pancer .... first assistant director
Jill Campbell Samson .... second assistant director (as Jill Samson)
Art Department
Steven Elliston .... construction coordinator (as Steve Elliston)
Ray Price .... scenic artist
Julia Wille .... property master
Tyler Unrau .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tim Arthur .... re-recording mixer
Ralph Chiaravalloti .... adr editor
Ralph Chiaravalloti .... dialogue editor
Stuart French .... production sound mixer
Alan Hardiman .... adr editor
Alan Hardiman .... dialogue editor
Ken Lee .... boom operator
Michael Liotta .... re-recording mixer
Bill Mather .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Carolyn Cox .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Byrd Dickens .... best boy electric
Dave Erlichman .... grip
Roger Finlay .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bob McAdam .... gaffer
Ken Pickett .... key grip
Jeremy Benning .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Peter Stranks .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jon Comerford .... casting: Toronto
Kay Denver .... extras casting
Abra Edelman .... casting: Los Angeles
Larissa Giroux .... casting associate
Elisa Goodman .... casting: Los Angeles
Millie Tom .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Ashton .... assistant costume designer
Vickey Saito .... wardrobe set supervisor
Editorial Department
Colin Moore .... colorist
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
D. Gillian Truster .... first assistant editor (as Gillian Truster)
Wes Irwin .... director of post-production (uncredited)
Location Management
Alex Fulton .... location manager
Keith Park .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Jeff Wolpert .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Mac Day .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Eric Beldowski .... production coordinator
Raymond Chua .... assistant accountant
Marnie Mason .... production accountant
Catherine Taylor .... script supervisor
Amanda Cameron .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Musi Nardi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Thomson Scarlett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie Ann Crowe .... dedicated to the memory of
Mary D. Silverman .... special thanks

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100 min | Spain:87 min | Canada:91 min (Ontario)
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Did You Know?

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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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
To Be Falsely Accused is the Worst Thing....especially for a child., 5 December 2002
Author: zensixties from United States

This film recently aired on Court TV and it's a grim true story of how California police used intimidation to attain a false confession from an innocent 14-year-old whose sister was killed. This family, the Crowes, was victimized twice, once by the killer, and then by the police who destroyed their lives. This film shows the interrogation filmed in very stark lighting where you can't even see the actors eyes. Ally Sheedy portrays the mother. A warning: this is a VERY depressing film, as the police brand Michael guilty based on the evidence that he likes to play Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. For anyone who's ever been falsely accused this is a must see. And it's interestingly relevant as the Central Park jogger case just released 5 innocent kids after 10 years in jail. How many innocent people sit in prison now falsely convicted? We'll never know the true statistics of our injustice system.

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