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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story

Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 N/A
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  • Season: 2001-2002
  • Network: Showtime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime, Black Story
  • Based On: White Lies written by Nick Davies
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book ''White Lies'' by Nick Davies. In 1980 Texas, black janitor Clarence Brandley was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a white high school girl, despite a glaring lack of evidence and no motive. The apparent injustice of the case attracted Houston black activist Jew Don Boney who enlisted the aid of Mike De Geurin, a determined young lawyer who eventually mounted a miraculous defense, overturned the conviction and saved Brandley's life.

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Production Company:

  • Paramount Network TV, Showtime

Production Type:

  • In-House
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