Trial by Fire

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Trial by Fire has a worthy -- and heartbreaking -- story to tell, but this well-acted dramatization is undermined by its aggressively manipulative approach.

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Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee who has a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert, an improbable ally, uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him.

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Jack O'Connell
Cameron Todd Willingham
Laura Dern
Elizabeth Gilbert
Emily Meade
Stacy Willingham
Jade Pettyjohn
Julie Gilbert
Jason Douglas
John H. Jackson
Carlos Gomez
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Kathryn Dean
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Marshall Herskovitz
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John Guleserian
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