Blind Faith (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 20, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lawyer John Williams (Courtney B. Vance) looks back in flashback to 1957 when he began as a lawyer while living in the Bronx with his older brother, Charles (Charles S. Dutton). Married to Carol (Lonette McKee), Charles is the NYPD's first African-American sergeant, and he plans a police exam for his oldest son, Charlie (Garland Whitt), who would rather study art. After a call that Charlie is under arrest for the murder of a white boy, John suspects he was beaten and forced to confess by the cops, but Charlie claims he did indeed kill an Irish-American youth. John takes on the case, feeling that Charlie is hiding something -- while the courts, police, and the public are all ready to see Charlie electrocuted. Director Ernest Dickerson (Juice) filmed in Toronto. Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

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arrest, artist, brother, confession [criminal], cross-cultural-relations, family-strife, investigation, lawyer, murder, nephew, police, torture