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Trial by Fire (2018)

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The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

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Edward Zwick

Writers:

Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay by), David Grann (based on The New Yorker article by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Todd
Laura Dern ... Elizabeth
Emily Meade ... Stacy
Chris Coy ... Daniels
Jeff Perry ... Hurst
McKinley Belcher III ... Ponchai
David Wilson Barnes ... Reaves
Darren Pettie ... Horton
Blake Scott Lewis ... Johnny Webb
Jade Pettyjohn ... Julie
Noah Lomax ... Andrew
Jason Douglas ... Jackson
Carlos Gómez ... Vasquez (as Carlos Gómez)
Anthony Reynolds ... Fogg
Katie McClellan ... Margaret
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Storyline

The film takes place in Texas. Cameron Todd Willingham is accused of triple killing of his children killed in a fire. The man denies his guilt and claims that he loved his daughters more than life. However, the court sentenced him to death. For eight long years, Cameron has been on death row, and soon he will be executed. His business is interested by Elizabeth Gilbert, who all her life leads an implacable struggle with the system. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Stand for What's Right, Fight for What's True.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some violence, disturbing images, sexual material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Emily Meade and Jack O'Connell's second time starring together. They previously played together in Money Monster (2016). See more »

Goofs

When the detectives are at Todd's house and are taking pictures of the crime scene, there are two posters of metal albums on the wall. One is the cover of the album 'Prevail' by Canadian death metal band Kataklysm, released in 2008, and the other is the cover of the album 'Abrahadabra' by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir, released in 2010, while the movie takes place in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Hurst: What's Your sign?
Elizabeth Gilbert: Excuse Me?
Hurst: Under what sign of the zodiac were you born?
Elizabeth Gilbert: Aries
Hurst: And your horoscope, do you read it?
Elizabeth Gilbert: Sometimes, I guess.
Hurst: Sometimes It's right and sometimes its wrong
Elizabeth Gilbert: Well, all that stuff is just...
Hurst: People have always been fascinated by the stars, they chartered their movements. They could tell when Mercury was retrograde or when Mars was aligned with Venus. They made predictions based on these observations. These people were called Astrologers. They were the experts on the Solar System. ...
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Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Do Not Send Us Astray (2018) See more »

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Built For Speed
Written by Edward Wohl and Daniel Braunstein
Performed by Dogbone & Pauli Rockwell
Courtesy of Huge Music and DB Music
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Award worthy!
16 August 2019 | by Hoosier72See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Netflix Making a Murderer then this movie will keep your interest. Great acting and a few stand outs.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Trial by Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$78,817, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$148,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,504
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