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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

Unrated | | Documentary, Crime | TV Movie 12 March 2001
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Wayne Echols ... Himself
Melissa Byers Melissa Byers ... Herself (archive footage)
Norris Deajon Norris Deajon ... Himself
Tim Sullivan Tim Sullivan ... Himself (archive sound)
Chris Worthington Chris Worthington ... Himself
John Mark Byers ... Himself
Kathy Bakken Kathy Bakken ... Herself
Burk Sauls Burk Sauls ... Himself
Jason Baldwin ... Himself
Jessie Misskelley ... Himself (as Jessie Miskelly)
Debra Shue Debra Shue ... Herself
Grove Pashley Grove Pashley ... Himself
Anna Masek Anna Masek ... Herself
Ruth Carter Ruth Carter ... Herself
Bill Pritcherson Bill Pritcherson ... Himself
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In 1994, three nonconformist boys in West Memphis, Arkansas were convicted for a horrific triple child murder. However, the original film shows how questionable evidence and a prejudiced community instead led to an apparent miscarriage of justice. The producers return to West Memphis to meet the Three again and the grassroots movement that has arisen to exonerate the Three. However, the father of one of the victims, John Mark Byers, is profiled as well as he belligerently asserts the three's guilt even as new evidence and his own criminal record draws suspicion on himself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

West Memphis, Arkansas, USA

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Color
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Trivia

The only film of the trilogy to be a TV project instead of receive a theatrical release. See more »

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At one point the on-screen date for a trial scene is listed as January of 1993. The murders didn't occur until May of that year. See more »

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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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Poor Twisted Me
Performed by Metallica
Written by Lars Ulrich and Lars Ulrich
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An even more engaging look at the Robin Hood Hills murder case
29 March 2000 | by YsmanSee all my reviews

Paradise Lost 2 is a brilliant suspenseful documentary with an unbelievable conclusion. The audience is invited to play in the guess work of who is actually telling the truth. The film makers let the evidence unfold in front of the viewer allowing them to draw what seems to be the inevitable conclusion and then throw a complete curve ball when the results of the polygraph test come back. An engrossing and astounding look at the American justice system.


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