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My Father's Shadow: Sam Sheppard Story

My Father's Shadow: Sam Sheppard Story

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Tuesday, November 17, 1998 8.7 14 2
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  • Season: 1998-99
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime, Man Against The System
  • Based On: Mockery of Justice written by C. Cooper & S. Sheppard
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book ''Mockery of Justice'' by C. Cooper & S. Sheppard. Dr. Sam Sheppard, who was convicted of the 1954 murder of his wife in the case that inspired ''The Fugitive'', has his conviction overturned after serving ten years in prison. During that time his teenage son struggled to remain loyal to his notorious dad. Forty years later and after the death of his father, the now adult son fights to establish his mother's true killer.


Production Company:

  • Jaffe/Braunstein

Production Type:

  • Independent
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