The Thin Blue Lie Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for The Thin Blue Lie the Movie

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Based on a real-life police corruption scandal that took place in the '70s in Philadelphia. Jonathan Neumann (Morrow) takes over the court beat for the Philadelphia Examiner and is soon wallowing in cases of police abuse, which he promptly documents in print. He's soon threatened by the cops and gets on the bad side of blustery mayor, Frank Rizzo (Sorvino). Docudrama's kinda blustery itself.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Philadelphia, Period Piece: 1970s, Front Page, Rogue Cops
Daniel Helfgott
Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Paul Sorvino, Cynthia Preston, G.W. Bailey, Al Waxman, Beau Starr, Chuck Shamata
Donald M. Morgan
Roger Young
Patrick Williams

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