Murder on a Sunday Morning

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Murder on a Sunday Morning (French: Un coupable idéal) is a documentary film by French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. Its subject is the Brenton Butler case, a criminal case in which a fifteen-year-old boy was wrongfully accused of murder. read more
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Murder on a Sunday Morning (French: Un coupable idéal) is a documentary film by French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. Its subject is the Brenton Butler case, a criminal case in which a fifteen-year-old boy was wrongfully accused of murder. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. Brenton Butler was arrested and tried for the 2000 murder of a tourist in Jacksonville, Florida. The prosecution's case relied heavily upon a positive identification made by the victim's husband, and on Butler's confession, which the teen claimed was coerced. The film follows Butler's defense team building their case for his innocence.

Original Release

09/14/2001

US Release

09/14/2001

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Cast

Ann Finnell Herself / Self
Patrick McGuinness Himself / Self
Michael Glover Himself / Self
Dwayne Darnell Himself / Self
Brenton Butler Himself / Self
James Williams Self / Himself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

Cast

Ann Finnell Herself / Self
Patrick McGuinness Himself / Self
Michael Glover Himself / Self
Dwayne Darnell Himself / Self
Brenton Butler Himself / Self
James Williams Self / Himself

Producers

Yves Jeanneau Executive Producer
Christine Le Goff Executive Producer
Denis Poncet Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Nancy Abraham Producer
Denis Poncet Producer
Taylor Ri'chard Producer

Editors

Ragnar Van Leyden, Pascal Vernier

2002 Oscar Best Documentary, Features Won
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