The Thin Blue Lie


1h 37m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on the true story of Jonathan Neumann, a young investigative reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize in the 1970s for exposing corruption in the Philadelphia police department. When Neumann hears stories about a secret cop vigilante group called "The Goon Squad," the city reporter

Film Details

Also Known As
Goon Squad, The, Thin Blue Lie
Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Television movie based on the true story of Jonathan Neumann, a young investigative reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize in the 1970s for exposing corruption in the Philadelphia police department. When Neumann hears stories about a secret cop vigilante group called "The Goon Squad," the city reporter drags his reluctant partner Phil Chadway and beautiful colleague Kate Johnson into the case, which they quickly discover is made up of a lot more than just rumors. Their entry into the story is the confession of a mentally impaired man who was beaten severely by the police. As the investigators probe the incident and begin to uncover ties to the mayor's office, the Goon Squad launches a campaign of scare tactics designed to intimidate them into dropping the story.

Crew

Lloyd Adams

Stunt Player

Susan Angil Pape

Adr Editor

Tim Barg

Lighting

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Christopher Binney

Assistant Director

Gregory Bolton

Assistant Director

Victoria Burrows

Casting

Kim Child

Assistant Costume Designer

Jane Conway

Animal Wrangler

Linda Corbin

Foley Mixer

Gabriele Dichiara

Lighting Technician

Dwight Doerksen

Construction Coordinator

Ed Doerksen

Carpenter

Roberta Doheny

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Henry Emery

Sound Recordist

Errol Gee Farquarson

Stunt Player

Janice Fowlie

Production Accountant

Michael Friedlander

Assistant Editor

Ava Gerlitz

Photography

Jeffrey Ginn

Production Designer

Vann Godweleeuw

Makeup Artist

Stephanie Gorin

Casting

Mike Gowland

Generator Operator

Michael Graham

Sound Editor

Sylvia Grant

Assistant Editor

Daniel Hank

Photography

Craig Hayes

Assistant Editor

Daniel Helfgott

Screenplay

Daniel Helfgott

Executive Producer

Jason Herriott

Construction

Garry Honcharuk

Property Master

Fritzi Horstman

Associate Producer

Ernie Jackson

Stunt Player

Susan James

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Brock Jolliffe

Special Effects Supervisor

Jamie Jones

Stunt Player

Winnifred Jong

Script Supervisor

Etheline Joseph

Hair Stylist

Scott Klein

Video

Paul Lenart

Lead Set Dresser

Ross Leslie

Unit Manager Assistant

Paul Mcglashan

Boom Operator

Kent Mcintyre

Set Decorator

Dwayne Mclean

Stunt Player

James Mcrae

Grip

John Moran

Art Assistant

Donald M Morgan

Director Of Photography

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Helen Mossler

Casting Associate

Jonathan Neumann

Executive Consultant

Vince Nyuli

Location Manager

Richard Parker

Stunt Player

Dan Pawlick

Consultant

Charles Pollard

Other

Robert Racki

Stunt Player

Peter Reale

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Allison Reid

Stunt Player

Allison Reid

Stunt Coordinator

Katherine Rose

Foley Artist

Jesse Rosensweet

Assistant Camera Operator

Stephen Rowe

Music Editor

Ruth Secord

Costume Designer

Burton Sharp

Adr

Mark Silver

Grip

Brendan Smith

Art Director

Janet Snetsinger

Wardrobe Supervisor

Richard Spiegelman

Other

Jeff Steinberg

Transportation Coordinator

Robert Thomas

Stunt Player

Susan Tonna

Production Coordinator

Glen Treilhard

Assistant Camera Operator

Stephen J Turnbull

Production Manager

Janet Turner

Executive Producer

David Vaughan

Assistant Director

Chris Radley Walters

Transportation Coordinator

Benjamin A Weissman

Editor

Johnny Wersta

Dolly Grip

Kit Whitmore

Camera Operator

Patrick Williams

Music

Roger Young

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Goon Squad, The, Thin Blue Lie
Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States August 13, 2000

Aired in United States February 11, 2003

Previous title: "The Goon Squad."

Began shooting November 13, 1999.

Completed shooting December 15, 1999.