Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1980)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |  
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Beyond Reasonable Doubt is a true story of New Zealand justice gone awry. A married couple named Crewe is murdered, and Arthur Allen Thomas (John Hargreaves) is charged with the crime. Given a scrupulously fair trial, the innocent Thomas is found guilty on circumstantial evidence. Later on, it is discovered that zealous police inspector Hutton (David Hemmings), anxious for a conviction, planted false evidence to put the noose around Thomas' neck. Beyond Reasonable Doubt was scripted by David Yallop, whose book on the Crewe case was instrumental in gaining Thomas' release.

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false-accusation, farming, frame-up, killing, murder, police