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About the Movie
In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Dream/Killer is the story of how his father Bill embarked on a 10-year campaign to prove Ryan's innocence. The film is chock-full of incredible characters. From the questionable District Attorney Kevin Crane, and the highly-confused witness Chuck Erickson, to the high-powered Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, the doc depicts both a highly flawed justice system, as well as one that can work brilliantly. Behind bars, Ryan provides a candid and intimate look at his life, while gorgeous animation is used to recreate his 10-year ordeal. Poignant footage from the Ferguson family archive is interspersed throughout creating a highly personal and revealing film. Bill Ferguson is not only a father but a best friend to Ryan as is demonstrated by his tireless energy and relentless creativity in his fight to bring his son back home where he belongs.
Haunting Miscarriage of Justice
Very well done. Take one power hungry, amoral prosecutor intent on winning a conviction and you will have the basis for a wrongful conviction. Mix in a couple of detectives who coerce a false confession from a troubled kid. Strike a plea deal, threaten witnesses and ignore physical evidence that doesn't fit your theory. Now you will begin to understand how this could happen to any one of our son's. A must see documentary for anyone wishing to understand the corruption that occurs within our justice system.
If you think this can't happen to you or someone you know - you're wrong
I have followed the wrongful conviction case of Ryan Ferguson since the beginning.
This documentary shows how incredibly easy it is to be wrongfully convicted and how it is next to impossible to be freed.
If you think it can't happen to you or someone you know - please watch.
Great film. I have followed this story for many years and can't imagine everything Ryan and his family went through. I will definitely recommend this documentary!