My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story

My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story


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My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story

One of the most sensational crime stories of the 1950s was the murder trial of Cleveland doctor Sam Sheppard, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. Though he protested his innocence and insisted that he'd seen a "curly-haired man" leaving his house on the night of the crime, Sheppard was condemned in the court of public opinion long before the judge handed out his sentence. (This true story served as the basis for the long-running TV series The Fugitive.) Years later, Sheppard was released from prison after it was determined that he hadn't had a fair trial, but his name was never officially cleared. Forty years after the death of his mother, Sheppard's son Sam Reese made it his mission in life to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that his father was innocent. In this TV movie adaptation of the younger Sheppard's autobiographical book, Peter Strauss is seen as Dr. Sam Sheppard, and Henry Czerny as Sam Reese. My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story made its CBS network bow on November 17, 1998.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/28/2006
UPC: 0779836227591
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Direct Source Label
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Interactive menu; Chapter selection; Full screen presentation

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Strauss Dr. Sam Sheppard
Henry Czerny Sam Reese Sheppard
Ralph Small Actor
Lindsay Frost Marilyn Sheppard
Bradley Reid Sam Reese (youth)
John Bourgeois Robert
Jonathan Kroeker Sam Reese (teen)
Janet-Laine Green Ariane
Madhuri Bhatia Dr. Elizabeth Balraj
David Bolt Russ Siler
Philip Craig Prosecutor Mahon
Nicole Crozier Alisa
James Douglas R.A. Sheppard
Colin Doyle Young Lund
Roger Dunn Corrigan
Norman Edwards Ethel Sheppard
Mark-Cameron Fraser Young Eberling
Patrick Gallagher Lou Romano
Fiona Highet Susan Hayes
Barry Kennedy Les Hovesten
Ken Kramer Dr. Samuel Gerber
Trulie MacLeod Esther Houk
Pat Moffatt Eleanor Blanchard
Richard Partington Spen Houk
Gary Reineke Judge Blythin
Michael J. Reynolds Judge Suster
Nora Sheehan Mrs. Gilbert
Judy Sinclair Mrs. Avery
Heather Smith Candy Romano
Stephen Walsh Older Lund
Scott Wickware Off. Exner
Timm Zemanek Pastor Demski

Technical Credits
Peter Levin Director
Howard Braunstein Executive Producer
Yvonne Chotzen Executive Producer
David M. Davis Production Designer
Adam Greenman Teleplay
Michael Jaffe Executive Producer
William Jenner Executive Producer
Stephen Lawrence Editor
Christine Sacani Producer
Frank Tidy Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Death in the Shadows
1. Chapter 1 [15:32]
2. Chapter 2 [16:55]
3. Chapter 3 [15:46]
4. Chapter 4 [14:57]
5. Chapter 5 [17:06]
6. Chapter 6 [13:15]

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