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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

2008

NR

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's deeply personal film set forth to acquaint his murdered friend's son with the father he'd never know takes some seriously unexpected turns.

Starring:
Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby
Runtime:
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Documentary
Director Kurt Kuenne
Starring Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby
Supporting actors David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby, Shirley Turner, Zachary Andrew Turner, Heather Arnold, Jon Atkinson, Bob Bagby, Earlene Bagby, James Bagby, Linda Bagby, Pat Bagby, Jason Baldwin, Derek Barnard, John Barnard, Paul Barnard, Pete Barnard, Ruth Barnard, Robin Bates
Studio Oscilloscope Laboratories
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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By Christopher Barrett on February 16, 2009
Format: DVD
Because it will haunt you. I read reviews, wikipedia articles, Amazon, etc.. and I still wasn't prepared for the emotional 90 minute roller coaster this film sends me on. If you have children, young or old, it hits 5x harder. If you have friends that you grew up with, this will hit hard. Just a great film about a tribute to a friend, a tribute to a great set of parents, and the impact one man can have. Everyone should see this film.
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I just saw this movie yesterday and have been telling people all day that they absolutely MUST see this fantastic movie, and at the same time they should not subject themselves to this torture. This movie is not heart-wrenching, it's heart-slaughtering.

First of all, as many others have said, go in as ignorant as possible. The less you know, the better.

Second, keep the tissues on hand because you will cry...a lot...and probably from the start.

Third, try to watch it in the middle of the day on a weekend when you don't have much left to do, so that you are not expected to be remotely productive for awhile.

Finally, just be prepared to get emotionally destroyed. This is one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I love that I think my life is better for knowing this story, but there are certain things that you can never un-know. Once you've seen this movie, you're stuck with it.
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I watched this film the last time they showed it on MSNBC. It has an agenda that becomes apparent towards the end. For the most part however it is a devastating look into the lives of a family that has been through hell. I am a 27 year old construction worker and consider myself to be emotionally sound. That being said, this movie made me cry almost continually. You can't help but feel so much empathy for the principal characters. I would be leery of anybody who didn't tear up when watching this movie. If you don't cry for these people you are incapable of feeling for others. It's that powerful.
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I knew nothing about this story and I recommend that no one reads too much about this documentary so they get the full impact. I was doing hair extensions on a client and she had this on last night. I cried the majority of the time and my stomach flipped and knees went out when I was standing in her living room 2/3 of the way through. I am so horrified by how the legal system failed.

Emotional, bittersweet, beautiful, then horrifying, and enraging-- all wrapped up into one 90 minute documentary. This is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen and it's the next day... I still haven't shaken it off.

The Bagbys are the strongest people I've ever seen. I would have jumped off a bridge by now if I'd have gone through the things they have. God bless that entire family.
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On day I was talking to my coworker about why evil things happen in the world and how people can hurt others and not even think twice about it. We decided that sometimes evil happens in the world to show how loving and compassionate people can be and how evil sometimes brings out so much good in others. That is what this movie meant to me.

I caught it by chance on MSNBC flipping through the channels and something about it struck me and I wanted to keep watching it. I thought it was going to a typical true crime drama but I was so wrong. It's the story of how one woman took so much from so many people and caused so much hurt and pain. I can't imagine the pain this family must have felt and I don't want to give too much away because I think you should go into this movie not knowing the whole story and just watch it unfold. But everyone who knew this man, this child and this family took something so awful and pushed through their own pain to make something good for people so that this will not ever happen again. You will get angry, you will cry your eyes out but I hope when you watch this movie the thing you will take away is the love that poured out from everyone's heart. I hope it calls you to action.

The thing I also like is that the issues regarding the criminal case are so matter of fact. I felt the director never went out of his way to villify (sp?) the criminal. You just see for yourself how unjust everything was. The other thing is that these people seem so ordinary that they could be your neighbors or someone you knew. Just ordinary people who had this tradgedy thrust upon them and made the best out of it. You see the hurt and the pain and the anger but also their determination to help and protect others. What they went through to see Zachary... to choose to love their grandchild more then hate his mother to be with him... I don't know if I could do that.

I would recommend watching this film but have a box of Kleenex ready.
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I have never seen a documentary have such an impact on me. The Justice system that failed Zachary's grandparents, and Zachary, was a travesty gone wrong in every possible way. I never saw such ludicrous laws that allowed this to happen. I spent 25 years working in Federal Corrections and worked with virtually every LEA in our country. Kurt poured out his heart and soul to this child and did so without holding anything back, telling Zachary the truth about everything. Several of us were discussing it and we're still in a state of disbelief that this could happen. My heart goes out to Andrew's parents and his co-workers at the hospital, who loved him like a brother. Justice has been served but it took a difficult battle to get the laws changed, to ensure this never happens again.
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