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The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006)

 -  Documentary | Crime  -  January 2006 (USA)
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"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyn Jefferson ...
Herself - Deborah Sykes' Mother
Fred Flagler ...
Himself - Former Editor, Winston-Salem Sentinel
John Reeves ...
Himself - Crime Stoppers Coordinator
Mary Anne Sheboy ...
Herself - Former Reporter, WXII
Mark Rabil ...
Himself - Defense Attorney
Gordon Jenkins ...
Himself - Defense Attorney
Darryl Hunt ...
Himself - Wrongfully Convicted
Larry Little ...
Himself - Winston-Salem City Alderman
Joseph Masten ...
Himself - Winston-Salem City Chief of Police
Sammy Mitchell ...
Himself - Piedmont Correctional Facility
Don Tisdale ...
Himself - Former District Attorney
Johnny Gray ...
Himself - State's Witness
Khalid Griggs ...
Himself - Darryl Hunt Defense Fund (as Imam Khalid Griggs)
Thomas Murphy ...
Himself - Witness
James Daulton ...
Himself - Detective
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"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Both a social justice story and a personally driven narrative, the film chronicles this capital case from 1984 through 2004. With exclusive footage from two decades, the film frames the judicial and emotional response to a chilling crime - and the implications that reverberate from Hunt's conviction - against a backdrop of class and racial bias in the South and in the American criminal justice system. This documentary is the culmination of ten years of research and filming. In 1993, inspired by claims of injustice and police conspiracy, the filmmakers began to shoot in North Carolina. Working from a mix of formats (16mm and 24P video) the film melds the visceral reality of a murder case with first person accounts and cinematic imagery, illuminating perceptions and memories of events as they... Written by Annie Sundberg

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violent images and descriptions, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$200,000 (estimated)

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$619 (USA) (15 June 2007)

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$1,111 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Disturbing
19 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Documentary about Darryl Hunt--a black man in the south who is wrongly accused of raping and murdering a white woman. Film moves slowly but it really has to. It shows, step by step, that Hunt was a victim of racism and ended up spending NINETEEN YEARS in jail for a crime he did not commit.

Very difficult to watch--I broke down crying three times during this one. The film isn't one sided either--they interview people who were for AND against Hunt and their reasoning. It became very clear that he was railroaded into jail and the police did everything in their power to keep him there--including destroying evidence that would have cleared him.

Shattering and thoroughly fascinating. A 10 all the way.


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