Twilight Zone: the Trial

Director John Landis faces charges in the deaths of three actors

"What you will see is no illusion," Deputy District Attorney Lea Purwin D'Agostino told jurors in a packed Los Angeles courtroom. "These were not deaths in which someone can get up and wipe the bloody-looking catsup off their faces . . . They were very, very real deaths." Indeed, said D'Agostino, it was Director John Landis' "zeal for realism" during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie that took the lives of Actor Vic Morrow and two children in a helicopter accident on July 23, 1982.

Landis and four associates face charges of involuntary manslaughter in the trial that opened last...

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