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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jun 172019
 

Street Date: 8/13/19

DVD SRP: $19.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Experience the unbelievable, touching, and controversial story of hope despite a broken system when Trial by Fire arrives on Digital July 30 and on DVD August 13 from Lionsgate. Based on the true story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was wrongfully sentenced to death in Texas for a gruesome triple homicide, this powerful film was directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), written by Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Fletcher (2009, Best Adapted Screenplay, Precious), and stars Jack O’Connell, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern (2014, Best Suporting Actress, Wild), Emily Meade, and Jeff Perry. The Trial by Fire DVD will include a photo gallery and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

In 1992, Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’ Connell), a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak, was convicted of arson-related triple homicide and put on death row. Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond that formed between Willingham and Elizabeth Gilbert (Laura Dern), a Houston mother of two, who battled against the state for 12 years to try and save Willingham by exposing suppressed evidence and illogical conclusions.

 

DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Photo Gallery

 

CAST

Jack O’Connell           Unbroken, Starred Up, TV’s “Skins”

Laura Dern                  TV’s “Big Little Lies,” Jurassic Park, Cold Pursuit

Emily Meade               TV’s “The Leftovers,” Money Monster, Nerve

Jeff Perry                    TV’s “Scandal”, TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Lizzie

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright: Trial by Fire © 2018 Rubber Ducky Productions LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for language throughout, some violence, disturbing images, sexual material and brief nudity.

Genre: Drama

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 127 Minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

 

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