8:30pm – Sunday, February 12 on ABC2
Sunday nights on ABC2 are the home of Sunday Best, an outstanding collection of game-changing and thought-provoking feature length documentaries. We’ve done the work to bring you the best must-see intelligent docos that are just 2 good to miss.
Put on your Sunday Best…
In 1976, Officer Robert Wood of the Dallas Police was shot five times at point blank range after pulling a car over to inform the driver to turn his lights on. Officer Wood was left to bleed to death on the roadside.
A few weeks later a 16-year-old boy named David Harris was arrested, having bragged about killing a cop to his friends. He then told police it wasn’t him, but a hitcher he’d picked up that day called Randall Adams. Adams was charged, convicted and sentenced to death. Harris went free, until he too, ended up on death row for another murder several years later.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris, The Thin Blue Line is an investigation of this case, which examines the evidence and talks to the police, witnesses and both Adams and Harris. It’s a film that allows you to make up your own mind. Is Adams guilty? Were the police looking for a scapegoat.
Did Harris, not Adams, pull the trigger? Is there a motive for the murder of the policeman?