True Crime - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Steve Everett should have been at the top, but his character kept him at the bottom. An ex-alcoholic, a womanizer, and a separated father, the only thing he really has is his job at The Oakland Tribune. But even there, his job is on the line, as his city Editor Bob Findley knows he's having an affair with his wife, and he just has it out for him. The only thing keeping him on is Alan Mann, the editor-in-chief. When Michelle, a fellow reporter, dies suddenly in a car crash, Bob gives her story to Everett. The story is to do a simple article on how Frank Beachum, a man that will be killed at midnight, is coping. But already five minutes into the case, Everett has found discrepansies.
Six years earlier, Beachum was going to the bathroom when a man came into the grocery store and shot the clerk. Beachum came out and tried to help the girl, but when a man came into the store and saw him standing there covered in blood, he panicked and ran. The man later said he was holding a gun. However, as Everett notices, the man was too short to see Beachum holding a gun behind the potato chip stand. He, and the other witness, did not hear any gunshots, which meant that the murder took place before they got there.
Despite the facts, Beachum has until midnight until he will be executed by lethal injection. In that time, Everett has to prove that he is innocent, and save the man from losing his life.