Crime After Crime
CRIME AFTER CRIME tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her.
Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie attorneys, with no background in criminal law, step forward to take her case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and takes on profound urgency when Debbie is diagnosed with cancer. Filming in and out of prison for over five years, filmmaker Yoav Potash methodically documented this story as it unfolded. With exclusive access to Debbie Peagler and her attorneys, CRIME AFTER CRIME tells an unforgettable story of a relentless quest for justice.
"A must-see film." --Los Angeles Times
"Harrowing, moving and inspiring." --The Washington Post
"Magnificent" --The New York Times
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : 25120646
- Director : Yoav Potash
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 29 minutes
- Release date : April 24, 2012
- Actors : Deborah Peagler, Joshua Safran, Nadia Costa, Yoav Potash, Bobby Buechler
- Studio : Virgil Films
- ASIN : B006UTDF8O
- Number of discs : 1
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- #3,432 in Documentary (Movies & TV)
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This is a commanding and thoughtful documentary about a woman wrongly convicted to life in prison, who served 27 years waiting for justice to right itself. Two very unconventional estate lawyers with no background in criminal law won her freedom by skill of clever persistence and faith in their cause, not to mention 7 years of relentless work. Their investigation also shined a light on the corrupt state prosecutor involved in her trial, who was finally voted out of office. The woman visibly glows with kindness and purpose and she maintained strong family ties throughout her sentence, even with the daughter she was carrying when she was arrested. Her range of accomplishments and lives she touched while in prison was astounding. The director spent 7 years filming her story and it is flawlessly edited. The director's deft touch was not sullied by editorial and he let the extraordinary story tell itself. It is no wonder this film is so highly lauded. Prisons are filled with innocent people, and this film lets you see just why this is.