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Until Proven Innocent (2009)

In 1993 David Dougherty was found guilty and imprisoned for the abduction and rape of his 11 year old neighbor. It took two trials, two high court appeals, a petition to the Governor ... See full summary »

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David Dougherty
Jodie Rimmer ...
Donna Chisholm
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Murray Gibson
Tim Spite ...
Arie Geursen
Holly McDonald ...
Kate Coburn
Ngapaki Emery ...
Jo-Ann Atutolu
John Wraight ...
Barry Lichter
Miranda Harcourt ...
Dr Patricia Sullivan
Eddie Campbell ...
Alan Dougherty (as Edward Campbell)
Tim Gordon ...
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Jeff Kingsford-Brown ...
Roger Dudding
Martyn Sanderson ...
Justice Ellison
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Thomas Drawbridge
Diane Spodarek ...
Rebecca Reynolds
Alan Lovell ...
Stephen Gutowski
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In 1993 David Dougherty was found guilty and imprisoned for the abduction and rape of his 11 year old neighbor. It took two trials, two high court appeals, a petition to the Governor General and 3 years, 6 months and 1 week in prison before David finally won his freedom and was found not guilty of the crime he didn't commit. But it wouldn't have happened without the unrelenting efforts of three individuals - a journalist, a lawyer and a scientist - who put their own personal and professional lives on the line in order to prove that David Dougherty was innocent. Written by Lippy Pictures

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Based on the true story of wrongly convicted David Dougherty.

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Free at Last
2 November 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1993, in New Zealand, a simple man called David Dougherty (Cohen Holloway) is accused by his eleven year-old next door neighbor Kate Coburn (Holly McDonald) of abduction and rape. Despite the evidences, he is found guilty and imprisoned. Three years later, the snoopy and rookie Sunday Star Times journalist Donna Chisholm (Jodie Rimmer) meets Dougherty's lawyer Murray Gibson (Peter Elliott) in a party and convinces him to interview his client. Then she teams up with the scientist Arie Geursen (Tim Spite) that provides evidences for her. Soon Donna is convinced of David's innocence and obsessed by his case. Donna, Murray and Arie do not spare efforts to get a second trial for David and after three and a half years, he is free at last.

"Until Proved Innocent" is a surprisingly good drama of injustice based on the true story of David Dougherty, a man wrongly accused of abduction and rape. The plot is concise but enough to evolve the viewer in David's drama and hold the attention until the important last scenes, with the fate of each main character. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Até Que Provem a Inocência" ("Until Proved Innocent")


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