The Thin Blue Line


1h 41m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Using interviews and re-enactments, the film examines the 1976 murder of a Dallas policeman, and the wrongful conviction of one of the two men implicated in the killing.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dossier Adams, Le Dossier Adams, På en skör tråd, Thin Blue Line
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Using interviews and re-enactments, the film examines the 1976 murder of a Dallas policeman, and the wrongful conviction of one of the two men implicated in the killing.

Crew

Steve C. Aaron

Sound

James Allen

Dialogue Editor

Ted Bafaloukos

Titles

Ted Bafaloukos

Production Designer

Randall Balsmeyer

Animator

Paul Barnes

Editor

Lauretta Bender

Other

Pamela Benham

Scenic Artist

Mike Blundell

Best Boy

Jay Boggis

Other

Ned Burgess

Photography

Mel Cannon

Electrician

Phil Carr-forster

Photography

Fred Cassidy

Production Assistant

Robert Chappell

Director Of Photography

Robert Chappell

Dp/Cinematographer

Tim Chin

Grip

Lester Cohen

Art Director

Paul Conklin

Production Assistant

Christine Cornell

Other

Sean Coughlin

Other

Mary Cybulski

Assistant Camera Operator

Stefan Czapsky

Director Of Photography

Stefan Czapsky

Dp/Cinematographer

Kenny Davis

Key Grip

Michel Deprez

Electrician

Joseph Dianda

Grip

Dan Dryden

Other

Blaise Dupuy

Sound

Anne-marie Fendrick

Production Assistant

Brad Fuller

Associate Producer

Brad Fuller

Sound Editor

John Geisler

Gaffer

Philip Glass

Music

Richard Guya

Production Auditor

Elizabeth Hickox

Wardrobe

David Hohmann

Assistant Producer

Joseph Horowitz

Editing

Sarah Horowitz

Research Assistant

Shelley Houis

Production Manager

Marc Henry Johnson

Art Assistant

Rory Johnston

Music

Richard Kamper

Camera Assistant

Brian Katkin

Assistant Editor

Jamie Kibban

Dialogue Editor

Dmitry Kilbrik

Production Assistant

Elizabeth Kling

Editor

Michael Kolvek

Color Timer

Nancy Kriegel

Assistant

Michael Latino

Assistant Camera Operator

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer

Jack Leahy

Sound

Samuel Lehmer

Sound

Samuel Lehmer

Sound Effects Editor

Mark Lipson

Producer

Theodore Mayes

Hair

Theodore Mayes

Makeup

Gary Mcdonald

Segment Producer

Sheila Mcfarland

Sound

Marnie Moore

Sound

Errol Morris

Screenplay

Kurt Munkacsi

Music Producer

Teresa O'brien

Post-Production Coordinator

Felix Oliver

Location Scout

Larry Oppenheimer

Sound

Marshall Persinger

Craft Service

Dale Pierce-johnson

Production Assistant

Joe Ponzi

Consultant

Dandrea Releasing

Other

Michael Riesman

Music Conductor

Sally Roy

Camera Assistant

Leslie Schatz

Sound Effects

Craig Schichter

Production Assistant

Bruce Shaw

Associate Editor

Susan Sheehan

Production Assistant

Newton Thomas Sigel

Photography

Charles Silver

Production Consultant

Mark Singer

Other

Peter Sova

Photography

Steven Stoke

Unit Manager

Chris Strand

Production Assistant

Daniel Talpers

Assistant Art Director

Randy Thom

Audio Consultant

Leslie Topping

Assistant Editor

Matt Vogel

Special Effects

Carah Von Funk

Production Assistant

David Waterston

Camera Assistant

Aaron Weissblatt

Assistant Editor

Pamela Woodbridge

Property Master

Mel Zelniker

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
Dossier Adams, Le Dossier Adams, På en skör tråd, Thin Blue Line
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Film was the winner of the 1989 Edgar Allan Poe award for Motion Pictures. Film won the 1989 annual Golden Horse Award in Taiwan.

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States August 1999

Released in United States December 1989

Released in United States March 18, 1988

Released in United States November 1988

Released in United States on Video January 26, 1989

Released in United States September 15, 1988

Released in United States September 1988

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States September 1990

Released in United States September 2, 1988

Released in United States Summer August 26, 1988

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 15, 1988.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 1-11, 1989.

Shown at Festival dei Popoli Florence December 7-10. 1989.

Shown at Gen Art Summer Arts Festival in New York City August 5-9, 1999.

Shown at London Film Festival November 14 & 15, 1988.

Shown at Munich Film Festival June 25-July 3, 1988.

Shown at Museum of Modern Art, New York City in the series "American Playhouse Ten Years of Independent Filmmaking" September 21 & 22, 1990.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival March 18, 1988.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.

Broadcast over PBS on "American Playhouse" May 24, 1989.

Began shooting June 1, 1987.

Selected in 2001 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Munich Film Festival June 25-July 3, 1988.)

Released in United States on Video January 26, 1989

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Gen Art Summer Arts Festival in New York City August 5-9, 1999.)

Released in United States Summer August 26, 1988

Released in United States September 1988 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.)

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 1-11, 1989.)

Released in United States September 1990 (Shown at Museum of Modern Art, New York City in the series "American Playhouse Ten Years of Independent Filmmaking" September 21 & 22, 1990.)

Released in United States September 2, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States December 1989 (Shown at Festival dei Popoli Florence December 7-10. 1989.)

Released in United States September 15, 1988 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 15, 1988.)

Released in United States March 18, 1988 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival March 18, 1988.)

Released in United States November 1988 (Shown at London Film Festival November 14 & 15, 1988.)

Released in USA on laserdisc June 1989.