Gideon's Trumpet
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)

In this film, Clarence Earl Gideon is a poor, ill-tempered Florida handyman who is arrested for petty larceny in 1961. Unable to afford a lawyer, Gideon is sentenced to five years in prison. His treatment by the Florida judicial system is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 1980
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
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David Cornelius

Nearly three decades since its initial broadcast, it still holds a place as a triumph of televised storytelling.

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jay nixon
Henry Fonda is perfectly cast in the lead surrounded by a flawless cast in a compelling story that changed American history.