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.
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
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JACK O'CONNELL IS OUTSTANDING IN THIS SAD & HAUNTING TRUE LIFE DRAMA
This real life drama was truly gripping & heartbreaking & the brilliant British actor JACK O'CONNELL gives an Oscar worthy performance as a man on death row for a horrendous crime he did not commit!!! This is a true life story & a disturbing one too, you can look up the real life story as i did after this movie & it's still shocking that this actually happened & made me so Angry at the evil & corrupted Texas Justice System, the trial was a joke, a corrupted circus to make sure the guy went to prison & was definitely put on death row!!! The towns people had it for the poor guy & he was doomed from the start of the horrendous accident that had nothing to do with him & was a house problem!!!!
I felt so sorry for guy & when in prison he sees a vision of his dead little girl & it's haunting & heartbreaking, JACK O'CONNELL is one of the greatest actors working today & was brilliant in '71 & Starred Up, the young actor is truly one of the greats already in my opinion & seems to be getting better & better!!! Laura Dern is also outstanding here to as the pen pal & only person to want to help him find Justice for the crime he did not commit.
Now Cameron Willingham (O'Connell) comes accross as not the most likable guy but that didn't mean that he would murder his three kids & that's the point of this Biographical Drama as we are shown how all the evidence was corrupted & when the real truth starts to come out years later it's suppressed again to make sure this poor guy is murdered by the state!!! Texas is a horrible corrupted place & just imagine how many innocent people have been executed by them?
This is a very sad & tragic story that i wish wasn't true.
Willingham was an innocent man & a loved his kids but everyone around him was evil including his vile wife so he didn't stand a chance but I'm glad his horrific story has been told & Jack O'Connell does his story & humanity Justice.
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