Death in the Shadows

Death in the Shadows

Peter Levin (1998)

15 Certificate


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Believe it or not, The Fugitive - about an innocent doctor wrongly accused of murder - was actually based on a real-life case. In this take on the story, however, events have moved on and are now seen through the eyes of the physician's grown-up son. Peter Strauss plays brilliant but arrogant surgeon Sam Sheppard, with Henry Czerny as his son, who starts digging into his father's case with the help of a local lawyer. It's an intriguing spin on a now-familiar tale, and essential viewing for fans of either the TV series or the blockbuster feature film.


A man becomes convinced that his father is innocent of murdering his mother - despite his conviction in a court of law. Determined to get to the truth, he begins his own investigation, but faces an arduous struggle to ensure the real killer is finally brought to justice. Fact-based thriller, starring Peter Strauss, Henry Czerny and Lindsay Frost.

Cast & Crew

Dr Sam Sheppard Peter Strauss
Sam Reese Shepard Henry Czerny
Marilyn Sheppard Lindsay Frost
Ariane Janet-Laine Green
Robert John Bourgeois
Russ Siler David Bolt
Mahon Philip Craig
Boston Bruiser Nick Alachiotis
Director Peter Levin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: video and DVD