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West of Memphis

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
West of Memphis


The untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three, eight year old boys Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to uncover new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the other three victims of this shocking crime - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. All three were teenagers when they became the target of the police investigation; all three went on to lose 18 years of their lives - imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.
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Star-fueled film reveals small-town scandal

MPAA rating:
R
for disturbing violent content and some language
Cast:
Jessie Miskelly; Damien Wayne Echols; Lorris Davis; Jason Baldwin; Pam Hobbs
Directed by:
Amy Berg
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
02:30
Release date:
2012
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