The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons (1997)

The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 16mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael J Moore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ruthie Sakheim Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Mary Nelson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Michael J Moore Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
David L Brown Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Philip Perkins Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Marshall Crutcher Music n/a 120781 8000001
Crickett Kowalczyk Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael J Moore Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael J Moore Director n/a 2 2000001
Bill Jones Actor Himself 1 1000004
Joe Klaas Actor Himself 1 1000003
Marc Klaas Actor Himself 1 1000002
Vince Schiraldi Actor Himself 1 1000005
John Kobylt Actor Himself 1 1000006
Stewart Rappaport Actor Himself 1 1000009
LaDoris Cordell Actor Herself 1 1000008
Barbara Lee Actor Herself 1 1000007
Mike Reynolds Actor Himself 1 1000001
An investigation of the history, legislation, and the nationally damaging consequences of the "three strikes" legislation in California as told through the stories of two fathers of murdered children. While Mike Reynolds was a main supporter of the law, Marc Klaas - whose daughter's murder became a huge news story in California - changed his mind about the bill when he discovered that it did not distinguish between violent and non-violent offenders. The film connects these men's stories, the political problems of jail overcrowding, and the effects of the media on politics.