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My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story ()


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Fact-based story about the controversial conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard (Peter Strauss) for the murder of his wife in Cleveland. The story picks up with his conviction and concentrates on... See more »

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Dr. Sam Sheppard
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Sam Reese Sheppard (segment "Chip")
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Marilyn Sheppard
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Richard Eberling (in jail)
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Dr. Robert Sheppard
Bradley Reid ...
Sam Reese - Age 7 / Age 10
Jonathan Kroeker ...
Sam Reese - Age 17
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Ariane - Age 25 / Age 64
Ralph Small ...
Terry Gilbert
Madhuri Bhatia ...
Cayahoga County Coroner
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Prosecutor Mahon
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Alisa
James B. Douglas ...
R.A. Sheppard
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Corrigan
Norma Edwards ...
Ethel Sheppard
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Susan Hayes
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Samuel Gerber
Richard Partington ...
Spen Houk
Gary Reineke ...
Judge Blythin
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Judge Suster
Stephen Walsh ...
Older Lund
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Boston Bruiser
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Motel Woman
David Bolt ...
Russ Siler
Brandon Bone ...
Bus Kid #1
Tyler Coker ...
Bus Kid #2
Andrew Dolha ...
Court Reporter
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Anesthesiologist
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Young Lund
Domenico Fiore ...
Jury Foreman (as Dom Fiore)
Mark-Cameron Fraser ...
Young Eberling (as Mark Cameron Fraser)
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Former Guard
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Lou Romano
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Pretty Nurse
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Conservative Debater
Vince Guerriero ...
Prison Guard
Amanda Hancox ...
Patient's Mother
Barry Kennedy ...
Les Hoversten
Balázs Koós ...
College Kid (as Balazs Koos)
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Administrator (as Michael Kramer)
Trulie MacLeod ...
Esther Houk (as Trulie Macleod)
Nancy McAlear ...
O.R. Nurse (as Nancy Mcalear)
Patricia Moffatt ...
Eleanor Blanchard (as Pat Moffatt)
Anna Pappas ...
Flight Attendant
Nora Sheehan ...
Mrs. Gilbert
Judy Sinclair ...
Mrs. Avery
Heather Smith ...
Candy Romano
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Funeral Reporter
Scott Wickware ...
Officer Exner
Timm Zemanek ...
Pastor Demski

Directed by

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Peter Levin

Written by

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Cynthia L. Cooper ... (book "Mockery of Justice: The True Story of the Sheppard Murder Case") and
Sam Reese Sheppard ... (book "Mockery of Justice: The True Story of the Sheppard Murder Case")
 
Adam Greenman ... (teleplay)

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Howard Braunstein ... executive producer
Yvonne E. Chotzen ... executive producer (as Yvonne Chotzen)
Adam Greenman ... producer
Michael Jaffe ... executive producer
William Jenner ... executive producer
Christine A. Sacani ... producer (as Christine Sacani)

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Louis Febre

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Frank Tidy ... director of photography

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Stephen Lawrence

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Marc Roussel ... assistant editor
Alfredo Frasson ... film color timer (uncredited)

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David Davis ... (as Dave Davis)

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Mike Harris

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Trysha Bakker

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David R. Beecroft ... key hair stylist (as David Beecroft)
Mario Cacioppo ... assistant makeup artist
Allison Gordin ... key makeup artist
Amanda Milne ... assistant hair stylist

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Alda Neves ... post-production supervisor

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Margie Arnott ... second assistant art director
Mike Franklin ... set buyer
Jeffrey A. Melvin ... property master (as Jeff Melvin)
John Subotich ... lead set dresser (as John Subatich)
Brian Verhoog ... first assistant art director

Sound Department

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Elma Bello ... dialogue editor
Greg Chapman ... sound mixer
Alison Clark ... supervising sound editor
Martin Lee ... re-recording mixer
David Rose ... re-recording mixer
Robert Scherer ... boom operator (as Robb Scherer)

Stunts

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Nick Alachiotis ... stunt actor
Rick Forsayeth ... stunt coordinator
Jamie Jones ... stunt double: Dr. Sam

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty Allan ... gaffer
Gary Bower ... best boy grip
Hugh Brule ... dolly grip
Henri Fiks ... camera operator
Duane Gullison ... best boy electric
Rob Johnson ... key grip
Christopher Raucamp ... first assistant camera
Chirayouth Jim Saysana ... second assistant camera (as Chirayouth 'Jim' Saysana)
Greg Whiteside ... 24 frame video operator
John Medland ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tina Gerussi ... casting: Toronto
Lynn Kressel ... casting: USA
Donna Dupere ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ian Drummond ... assistant wardrobe designer
Gail Filman ... wardrobe mistress
Gersha Phillips ... assistant wardrobe designer

Location Management

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Keith Park ... assistant location manager
Eric T. Snyder ... location manager (as Eric Snyder)

Transportation Department

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John Ozlins ... transportation coordinator (as John Ozolins)

Other crew

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Karen Chandler ... assistant accountant
Cynthia L. Cooper ... creative consultant
Janet Gayford ... production coordinator
Patricia Lambkin ... script supervisor
Peter Muldoon ... production accountant
Sam Reese Sheppard ... creative consultant
Greg Gabel ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lynn Josephson Delaney ... executive assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Fact-based story about the controversial conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard (Peter Strauss) for the murder of his wife in Cleveland. The story picks up with his conviction and concentrates on his son's (Henry Czerny) efforts 40 years later to find evidence that his father was innocent of the crime. The story was the basis for the film and TV series of "The Fugitive". Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • Death in the Shadows (United States)
  • Death in the Shadows (United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Sam Sheppard: Unschuldig verurteilt (Germany)
  • Muerte en las sombras (Spain, Castilian title)
  • L'ombre de mon père (Canada, French title)
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  • 95 min
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Trivia Despite the optimistic ending to this supposedly true account, a 2000 Ohio civil trial concluded that Sam Sheppard did in fact murder his wife. The trial is detailed in the nonfiction book "Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial" by Jack DeSario and William Mason. See more »

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