The Thin Blue Lie (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Police Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 2000 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx

Rob Morrow stars as investigating journalist Jonathan Neumann in this drama about police corruption in 1970s Philadelphia. When Neumann takes over the court beat for the Philadelphia Examiner, he quickly discovers wrongdoing at every turn, with cops beating suspects into often blatantly false confessions. As Neumann pieces together his story, he finds himself increasingly threatened by a posse of "goon squad" cops who tap his phone, break into his apartment, and even resort to physical assault. The Thin Blue Lie was originally screened on Showtime on August 13, 2000.

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police-brutality, police-corruption, police-harassment, expose [revelation], false-conviction, journalism, reporter