Documentary film released in 1988. Directed by Errol Morris, this film examines the conviction of drifter Randall Dale Adams for the murder of a police officer in Dallas.

In reviewing the flimsy evidence presented at the trial, Morris points out the likely conclusion that Adams was probably railroaded for a murder he didn't commit, because the person most likely to be the murderer, a 16-year-old boy, was not eligible for the death penalty.

As a result of this movie, Adams was cleared of all charges and released from prison.

The film is important to watch because it provides a view into the minds of the police officers, district attorneys, and judges who value their record of convictions more than they value justice.