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MIPCOM Picks:The Hunt for the Texas 7

Good drama makes for good docs, and The Hunt for the Texas 7 has lots of it. The film details the escape, and subsequent recapture, of a group of hardened criminals who would go on to become America's most wanted.
October 7, 2008


Good drama makes for good docs, and The Hunt for the Texas 7 has lots of it.
The film details the escape, and subsequent recapture, of a group of hardened criminals who would go on to become America’s most wanted. When authorities discovered the note they left behind – ‘You haven’t heard the last of us’ – they likely thought it was empty bluster. But once free of the maximum security prison that held them, the seven unleashed an unprecedented crime spree. In fact, the ‘Texas 7′ terrorized Governor Bush’s state with violent armed robberies and other misdeeds, until their eventual murder of a police officer finally kicked off the largest manhunt in Texas history.
With interviews with the victims, authorities and the criminals themselves, Texas 7 pulls you in the way only a good crime story can. Partners: Wild Dream Films (Cardiff), distributed by Electric Sky (Brighton)
Wrapped: April 2008
Length: 60 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding UK and Ireland

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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