Directed by Peter Medak • 1991 • United Kingdom
Starring Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay
In one tragic moment, two lives are destroyed in this riveting exploration of a dark true story in the British legal system. “Let him have it.” After Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston), an epileptic young man with developmental disabilities, utters these words to his hoodlum friend Christopher Craig (Paul Reynolds), Craig shoots a policeman. But did Bentley mean for Craig to hand over the gun or commit murder? This emotionally gripping drama reveals the controversial postwar London murder trial that ensnared an innocent man.