True Crime


2h 7m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Reporter Clint Eastwood discovers evidence that a convicted murderer (Isaiah Washington) is innocent the day before he's to be executed.

Film Details

Also Known As
Crime Verdadeiro, Crimen Verdadero, Ejecución inminente, True Crimes, Ögonblicket före tystnaden
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Oakland, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

A down and out journalist finds his chance to turn his life around when he successfully manages to have a murder case reopened, just as the man convicted for the crime awaits execution on death row. The journalist fights against time to prove the man's innocence and save his life.

Crew

Kokayi Ampah

Location Manager

Bub Asman

Sound Editor

Stewart Barbee

Camera Operator

Paul Brickman

Screenplay

Henry Bumstead

Production Designer

Henry Burell

Song Performer

Stephen S. Campanelli

Camera Operator

Stephen S. Campanelli

Steadicam Operator

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Dialogue Editor

Joel Cox

Editor

Jack Davis

Special Effects

Katherine Davis

Song

Patricia Dehaney

Hair Stylist

Mike Dobie

Sound Effects Editor

Clint Eastwood

Song

Clint Eastwood

Producer

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

Robert Fernandez

Music

Donald Flick

Sound Effects Editor

Lynda Foote

Costumes

Howard Frazier

Special Effects

John Frazier

Special Effects Coordinator

Maurice Freeman

Camera Operator

Richard Goddard

Set Decorator

Jack N Green

Dp/Cinematographer

Jack N Green

Director Of Photography

Larry Gross

Screenplay

Donald Harris

Music Editor

Olivia Harris

Casting Associate

Matthew Harrison

Foley Editor

Nancy Hays

Casting

Matthew Heron

Special Effects

Deborah Hopper

Costume Designer

Deborah Hopper

Costume Supervisor

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

Dave Horton

Sound Effects Editor

David H Horton

Foley Editor

Craig Hosking

Helicopter Pilot

Phyllis Huffman

Casting

Doug Jackson

Sound Effects Editor

Scott D Jackson

Foley Editor

Stephen Janisz

Adr Editor

Adam Johnston

Sound Effects Editor

Donald A. Kincade

Liaison

Jason King

Sound Effects Editor

Andrew Klavan

Source Material (From Novel)

Andrew Klavan

Source Material

Diana Krall

Song Performer

Gary Krivacek

Sound Effects Editor

Art Levinson

Unit Production Manager

Robert Lorenz

Assistant Director

Lt Joy Macfarlane

Technical Advisor

Victoria Martin

Foley

Walt Martin

Sound Mixer

James Matheny

Dialogue Editor

Tania Mccomas

Makeup

Jim Mccoy

Makeup Artist

Kerry Lyn Mckissick

Script Supervisor

Christopher Mcquarrie

Screenplay

Timothy J Moran

Special Effects

John M Morse

Assistant Director

Alan Robert Murray

Sound Editor

Lennie Niehaus

Music

Carol A. O'connell

Hair Stylist

Henry Onorati

Song

Joe Pacelli

Set Designer

Joe Pancake

Special Effects

John T Reitz

Rerecording

Steven Riley

Special Effects

T Rooker

Assistant Director

Tom Rooker

Executive Producer

Dodi Lee Rubenstein

Assistant Director

Gregg Rudloff

Rerecording

Carole Bayer Sager

Song

Michael Santy

Camera Operator

Stephen Schiff

Screenplay

Harry Simeone

Song

Karen Spangenberg

Dialogue Editor

Jack G Taylor

Art Director

Linda Thompson

Song

Buddy Van Horn

Stunt Coordinator

Jennifer Van Horn

Casting

Andrew White

Production Supervisor

Karen Wilson

Dialogue Editor

Lili Fini Zanuck

Producer

Richard D. Zanuck

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Crime Verdadeiro, Crimen Verdadero, Ejecución inminente, True Crimes, Ögonblicket före tystnaden
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Oakland, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 19, 1999

Released in United States on Video August 10, 1999

Project was previously in development at 20th Century Fox.

Began shooting May 4, 1998.

Completed shooting June 26, 1998.

Released in United States Spring March 19, 1999

Released in United States on Video August 10, 1999