The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line
The Thin Blue Line

Year

1988

Duration

97 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

Member rating

This film does not have any club member reviews yet. Download our film review resources to encourage your club to review this film.

Film review resources

Leader rating

This film has not been rated by a club leader yet. Be the first to rate this film.

Start an Into Film Club or Log in to rate this film

Synopsis

It's not often that a film tries to affect real change, but Errol Morris's crusading documentary attempted to overturn a gross miscarriage of justice. In 1976, a Dallas traffic cop was shot dead after flagging down a car. The chief suspect was a 16-year-old called David Harris. However, Harris claimed that hitchhiker Randall Adams was the actual murderer, and Adams was sentenced to death (although this was later commuted to life imprisonment). Morris takes up the case in his 1988 film, using testimonies from both men and reconstructions of the events leading up to the killing to create a compelling picture of how flimsy the conviction was.

Director/s

Cast (in alphabetical order)

To order this film you need to be logged in as a club leader.

What is an Into Film Club?

To order this film you need to be logged in as a club leader

Log In or Start a Club

15 Classification

Contains strong language, moderate violence, sex and soft drug references.

Find out more on the BBFC website

Rate this film

Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.


Reviews (0)

This film does not have any reviews yet.

This film does not have any reviews yet.

As a Film Club leader you can download our film review resources to encourage your club members to review this film.

Film review resources
Children watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class

Clubs

Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make film. Start yours today. 

Young people watching old film in a club

Do I need a licence?

Information on which licences you need to show films in your education setting.

How Do Into Film Clubs Work? header

How do Into Film Clubs work?

Find out more about what's involved in running your very own Into Film Club.

Still from training video - kids in class.

Training

Learn to use film to raise literacy attainment and engage students.

You may also be interested in...

Load more

Viewing 0 of 0 related items.

What our educators say

"The art of discussion has improved and the breadth of language used has been enhanced by the variety of films watched, all of which we order free from the Into Film website."

- Janice Middleton, Headteacher, Edlington Victoria School, Derbyshire