A Murder In The Park

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With his execution just 48 hours away, Anthony Porter's life was saved by a Northwestern University journalism class. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted-a double homicide in a Chicago park-led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it's because, as compellingly argued here, Porter actually is guilty, Simon is an innocent man and both are just pawns in a much larger plan.

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Aswan Harris
as Jerry Hillard
David Hammett
as Alstory Simon (1999)
Joseph A. Moore
as Anthony Porter
Christopher George Sarris
as Det. Charles Salvatore
Jacob Lowe
as Eugene Beckwith
Jason Patrick
as William Taylor
Dexter Hammett
as Alstory Simon (1999)
Denny Castiglione
as Paul Ciolino
Kevin Adelstein
as David Protess
Sabrina McPherson
as Marilyn Green
Derick Mayes
as Alstory Simon (1982)
Tamicka Scruggs
as Inez Jackson
Giorgiana Lascu
as Cara Rubinski
Anthony Murphy
as Porter's Accomplice
Christina Shaffer
as Shawn Armbrust
Giorgianna Lascu
as Cara Rubinsky
Phillia Thomas
as Syan Rhodes
Luke Hearty
as Tom McCann
Sandra Mrockza
as Erica Laborgne
Julien Huntley
as Kenneth Edwards
Alvin J. Frazier II
as Henry Williams
Brandon Willis
as Mark Senior
Jonathan London
as Michael Woodfork
Tiffany Becton
as Female 1 in Bleachers
Javon Moore
as Ray Brown
Brent Reichert
as Officer Julian Anderson
Robert B. Schneidert IV
as Officer Anthony Liace
Kyle Carthens
as Officer Billy Johnson
John Fecek
as Attorney Jack Rimland
Kris Leiter
as Det. Dennis Dwyer
Jared Miller
as Arnold Reed
Theresa Wylie
as Det. Geraldine Perry
Freddie Slyman
as Attorney Dan Sanders
Michael Ciuni
as Det. Dennis Gray
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  • "A Murder in the Park," with a whopper of a twist near the end, is often mesmerizing, even as its story remains unfinished. Justice, in this case, seems to remain elusive.

    Jul 16, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Rech and Kimber make a damning case against Protess as well as the private investigator who helped him incriminate Simon and the attorney who negotiated Simon's guilty plea.

    Jul 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Whatever your feelings on capital punishment, "A Murder in the Park" has a gripping story to tell ...

    Jul 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Besides being a riveting true-crime story ... "A Murder in the Park" is a film that makes a powerful case that some cherished liberal beliefs aren't always congruent with the truth; in fact, sometimes they are the exact opposite.

    Jun 26, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers have skillfully laid out a complex and murky story of crime and justice that, more than 30 years on, continues to scandalize.

    Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This welcome doc of crime and injustice serves as a fleet, compelling inquest ...

    Jun 23, 2015 | Full Review…

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