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Echo of Murder
Echo of Murder
Actors: James Belushi, Gregory Hines, Sean McCann, Shawn Doyle, Kenneth Welsh
Director: Charles Robert Carner
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2001     1hr 45min

In 1981, Atlanta was terrorized by the brutal Atlanta Child Murders. A shocked and panicked nation launched the largest manhunt in U.S. history. A lone man was accused and convicted, and the case was closed. Four years lat...  more »

     
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Actors: James Belushi, Gregory Hines, Sean McCann, Shawn Doyle, Kenneth Welsh
Director: Charles Robert Carner
Creators: Michael Goi, Charles Robert Carner, Marc Leif, Mark Victor, Michael Grais, Peter Pastorelli, Rudy Langlais
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Showtime Ent.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2001
Original Release Date: 07/16/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 07/16/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Interesting side of the Atlanta Child Murders
07/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an interesting 'true-crime' movie. The infamous Atlanta Child murders of 1979-1981 were suspiciously all pinned on Wayne Williams. This film shows the journey of two reporters from Spin Magazine (not exactly a credible source of criminal investigation) who travel to Atlanta to look deeper into the case. Quite a few conspiracy theories emerge. One theory, based on testimony from the locals, is that the kids were all involved in a child porno ring connected with the city's leaders, and were all killed to keep it from being uncovered. The primary theory that the reporters pursue is the organization of a white-power, ku klux klan group that murdered the children out of racial bias. The controversy occurs when a lead detective throws this out because he thinks it will start a race war if it's true. There are interesting demographics here because Atlanta was a thriving city and had a black mayor.
Drawbacks to the movie are present. Hines and Belushi do a bang-up job of overacting and consistently threaten the story with their poor drama skills. Also, hardly anything is said about Williams and his conviction, so I couldn't really tell if the arguments being made had any value. Nonetheless, an interesting movie with lots of information."