1988 | United States | Documentary

The Thin Blue Line

  • English 103 mins
  • Director | Errol Morris
  • Writer | Errol Morris
  • Producer | Mark Lipson

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One night in November 1976, after his car breaks down on a road outside Dallas, Randall Dale Adams accepts a ride from teenager David Harris. Harris is driving a stolen vehicle and, later that night, when Dallas police officer Robert Wood pulls the car over to check its headlights, he is shot and killed. A jury believes Adams is the killer, but Errol Morris' classic documentary explores the role of Harris' perjured testimony, misleading witness accounts and police misconduct in the verdict.

Music by Philip Glass

Reenactment Crime Police Murder