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Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the Belleville High School volleyball team. Three days after her body was discovered, Brandley was arrested as the murderer. Jew Don Boney, a popular activist and Houston city council member, leads the fight to uncover the truth about the Ferguson murder. Mike DeGeurin, a Texas attorney, is brought in to act as the head defense attorney for Brandley, and is joined by a former minister, Jim McCloskey. The lawyers discover that not only is there a complete lack of evidence against Brandley, but the District Attorney, James Keeshan, has been strategizing with the presiding judge. After nine years in prison, three trials and a stay of execution that saved Brandley's life, justice finally prevails as Brandley is granted his freedom.

  1. Tony Bill

    Director

  2. Abby Mann

    Writer

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  1. Courtney B. Vance

    Courtney B. Vance

    Clarence Brandley

  2. Eamonn Walker

    Eamonn Walker

    Jew Don Boney

  3. Gil Bellows

    Gil Bellows

    Mike De Guerin

  4. Chuck Shamata

    Chuck Shamata

    Don Brown

  5. Joseph Ziegler

    James Keeshan

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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story

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  • April 21, 2002
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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