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Directors:
Al Reinert
John Dean (co-director)
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Plot:
'Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream.' - Justice Learned Hand... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Movies This Week: October 11-17, 2013
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SXSW Review: An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story
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Cast

 

Nellie Gonzalez ... Herself - narrator
John Raley ... Himself

Directed by
Al Reinert 
John Dean (co-director)
Nellie Gonzalez (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Al Reinert (written by)

Produced by
John Aldrich .... co-producer
John Dean .... producer
Terry Dean .... co-producer
Jim Embree .... executive producer
Marcy Garriott .... producer
Nellie Gonzalez .... executive producer
Clark Lyda .... executive producer
Jesse Lyda .... executive producer
J. Stephen Martin .... executive producer
Chris Mattsson .... executive producer
Beverly Reeves .... executive producer
Al Reinert .... producer
Joshua Riehl .... associate producer
Kent Schaffer .... executive producer
Jason Wehling .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Rich Brotherton 
Chuck Pinnell 
 
Cinematography by
Levie Isaacks 
 
Film Editing by
John Aldrich 
Jason Wehling 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Striebel .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... sound editor
Wayne Bell .... sound mixer
Tim Dallesandro .... additional sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Aldrich .... camera operator
Carlos Boillat .... grip
Allen E. Ho .... additional camera operator
Allen E. Ho .... camera operator
Bobby Huber .... key grip
Joshua Riehl .... camera operator
Zack Schaffer .... camera operator
Drew Xanthopoulos .... additional camera operator
Drew Xanthopoulos .... camera operator
Drew Xanthopoulos .... second unit cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Ted Griffis .... digital intermediate producer
Brandon Thomas .... digital intermediate colorist
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Heartbreaking documentary, 15 February 2015
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

An ordinary Texas family man in 1986, married with a young son and employed at a local supermarket, becomes the one and only suspect in his wife's death after she is found bludgeoned to death in their home (the prosecutors case rested almost solely on a half-joking note the accused wrote to his spouse the night before she was murdered, complaining of a lack of sex in their marriage). Convicted by a jury either misinformed or lacking general knowledge of "beyond a reasonable doubt", Michael Morton faced an emotionally-wrenching journey for the truth which stretched over a 25-year period, with saints and sinners lining his path. Thoroughly absorbing, fascinating and, ultimately, life-affirming documentary about faith in the system, even when that system appears to have let you down. Morton has not let his grueling years spent in prison break his spirit; just the opposite, he's a fighter who found his spirit, his reason for being, while waiting for vindication behind bars. A handsome man, one who amusingly bears a slight resemblance to George W. Bush, Morton has a story that is scarily universal: anyone among us could be Michael Morton. It's our fight for the truth that gives us our integrity, which leads to wisdom and understanding--and bliss!--upon exoneration. ***1/2 from ****

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