Trial by Fire

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Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. read more
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Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with 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.

Original Release

08/31/2018

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Cast

Laura Dern Elizabeth Gilbert
Jack O'Connell Cameron Todd Willingham
Jeff Perry Hurst
Emily Meade Stacy Willingham
Jade Pettyjohn Julie Gilbert
Chris Coy Daniels
McKinley Belcher III Ponchai
Joshua Mikel Screaming Inmate
Carlos Gómez Fire Inspector
Jason Douglas John H. Jackson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Edward Zwick

Writers

Geoffrey Fletcher, David Grann

Cast

Laura Dern Elizabeth Gilbert
Jack O'Connell Cameron Todd Willingham
Jeff Perry Hurst
Emily Meade Stacy Willingham
Jade Pettyjohn Julie Gilbert
Chris Coy Daniels
McKinley Belcher III Ponchai
Joshua Mikel Screaming Inmate
Carlos Gómez Fire Inspector
Jason Douglas John H. Jackson
Rhoda Griffis Darlene
Wayne Pére George Gilbert
Darren Pettie Peter Horton
Carlos Aviles Death Row Inmate #2
Blair Bomar Sandy
Elle Graham Amber
William Tokarsky Man in the Stetson Hat
Noah Lomax Andrew
Bill Kelly Guard Spacely
Katie McClellan Margaret Hays

Producers

Kathryn Dean Executive Producer
Marshall Herskovitz Executive Producer
Edward Zwick Producer
Kipp Nelson Producer
Alex Soros Producer
Allyn Stewart Producer

Editors

Steven Rosenblum

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