Trials: Twilight Zone: The Defense &

Twilight Zone: The Defense &

Prosecutors have taken six months to present their case against Director John Landis (Animal House) and others in the trial on involuntary manslaughter and negligence charges stemming from the deaths under a crashing helicopter of Actor Vic Morrow and two children during filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie in July 1982. Last week it was the defense's turn. Led by former Watergate Prosecutor James Neal, Landis took the stand. While admitting illegally hiring the child actors, he said no one had told him, nor did he realize, that the fiery scene was dangerous. Asked Neal: "Did you say to the helicopter,...

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