Top 10 Things To Know About Netflix's The Innocent Man

  • Published on Dec 12, 2018
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    If you love true crime shows, you’ll love Netflix’s The Innocent Man, based on the 2006 John Grisham book. For this list, we’re taking a look at interesting facts regarding this six-part documentary series premiering on Netflix. Did you know that it exposes cracks within the justice system? And that it shines a light on The Innocence Project and wrongful accusations? Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Things to Know About Netflix’s The Innocent Man.
    List Rank and Entries:
    10. The Crime & the Controversy
    9. It’s Adapted from John Grisham’s Only Nonfiction Book
    8. It Shines a Light on The Innocence Project and Wrongful Accusations
    7. The Filmmakers
    6. It Exposes Cracks Within the Justice System
    5. There May Be 100,000 Innocent People in Prison in the U.S.
    4. This Is a Story That Hollywood Wanted to Tell for Years
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  •  Year ago +21

    The Innocent Man is available NOW on Netflix. Find your new True Crime obsession here:

  • Goodiesfanful
    Goodiesfanful 13 days ago

    I am reading the Grisham book on the case. I hope he writes another non-fiction. Btw, his latest book, The Guardians, raises the issue of non-profit organisations working to free the wrongfully convicted and the corruption and flaws in the legal system that can convict the innocent.

  • Shannon Elsom
    Shannon Elsom 18 days ago

    The Keepers was such an amazing series! Honestly one of the best I’ve ever seen and certainly one of Netflix’s best

  • Jarek Whittington
    Jarek Whittington Month ago

    That's y u never talk to the police.

  • Stressed Peach
    Stressed Peach 2 months ago

    So this is sorta like the west Memphis three documentary

  • Joseph Mason
    Joseph Mason 2 months ago

    If you get charged with rape 3 separate times on 3 separate women. Convicted or not you're a a rapist in my book....

  • Senior Auto bots roll out

    Listen I’m from Ada I was born in that town and I know the assistant DA there are a lot of things the documentary doesn’t tell you

  • Lora Samario
    Lora Samario 4 months ago

    ##5 is a scary statistic. It really makes to feel very unsafe. And it makes you wonder how many innocent people have been put to death.

  • Nancy Eash
    Nancy Eash 4 months ago

    There is and has been so much corruption in Ada,Oklahoma must be cleaned out.There has been at least 60 year's of wrong doings,with the court system,legal,and the officers,and with the DA. Remember the bad sheriff?1984-1997

  • Sam08
    Sam08 5 months ago +1

    Great news : A federal judge has just ruled that there is not enough evidence to prove Karl Fontenot guilty and he must be granted a new trial or be released in 120 days.

  • Elite Huso
    Elite Huso 6 months ago

    Idk if aqua was around at this time so can some on tell me

  • The Wombat
    The Wombat 6 months ago +2

    I'm glad my hometown of Ada is getting recognition of course it wqs for the wrong thing but still

    • Nancy Eash
      Nancy Eash 4 months ago +1

      I am with you.There is and has been so much corruption in Ada,Oklahoma must be cleaned out.There has been at least 60 year's of wrong doings,with the court system,legal,and the officers,and with the DA. Remember the bad sheriff?

  • Chucky Cheese
    Chucky Cheese 7 months ago

    It was the zodiac killer

  • Apple Jacks
    Apple Jacks 7 months ago +2

    This happened in my town

  • David H
    David H 9 months ago +3

    Bill do you sleep at night?

    • Nancy Eash
      Nancy Eash 4 months ago

      Everyone ,will face God Almighty.God is still in charge.

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn 9 months ago

    Many Netflix documentaries are great, including this one , except not making a murderer!

  • kalsang samurai
    kalsang samurai 10 months ago +10

    Hello people out there , plz support Tommy ward. He already spent 34 years of his life for a crime he did not commit. And the irony is, he is still behind the bars. Very sad and shameful for us people out there. We get messed up even if we lose one minute of our freedom but that poor guy suffered for 34 damn years. Wake up people , support that poor soul who is hoping to see a new day in freedom.
    To all the critics out there, he was brainwashed by the PD as per the documentary.
    So plz stand up for this innocent man. I am waiting to see a big smile on his face. I want to see joy of freedom on his face.

  • Crystal Esquivel
    Crystal Esquivel 10 months ago

    aat e dig bick. What does this say tell me in the comment right here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>v

  • soonerlilsis
    soonerlilsis 10 months ago

    Ada is a horrible place

  • SailorsGrave73
    SailorsGrave73 10 months ago

    The only reason they haven't been released yet is because they haven't admitted guilt. You admit guilt then the state cant be sued.

  • YouTube MORALS
    YouTube MORALS 11 months ago

    It's weird to see this on your channel and on Netflix, as I live in Ada. It wasn't talked about again until this show came out.

  • Rob Dean
    Rob Dean 11 months ago +2

    A buddy just sent me a screen shot from this show. At 5:50 seconds of the episode he is watching they are showing a year book picture. The picture is from my Junior High school in 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Pictures of 5 guys that I went to school with and a couple that I am still in contact with. Their names have been changed yet it is them. I find it bizarre that they would use a page from a yearbook in Canada and cut and paste it into a documentary that is about an innocent man in the USA. I understand that a lot of shows are filmed up here but in a documentary would you not think that they would pictures and evidence from that area ??

  • Adventures with Plates, Glasses & Passports

    I think noting that the DA's office has made mistakes, is still too rosy a statement or even further bias. They are blatantly criminals and predators. Who knows how are far they have gone and what crimes they have committed? Like an iceberg, you only see the tip as exposed ... when 90% of it lays hidden.

  • Tiny Dancer
    Tiny Dancer 11 months ago +2

    Just watching this on Netflix. Damn some cops are corrupt af what with . these cases and Steven Averys They must have been so pissed off when DNA testing came into play cos it would be harder for them to set people up. Very disturbing that you can't trust some of the people who are meant to protect you.

  • Deja-Vu
    Deja-Vu 11 months ago +3

    Yeah I really liked the show. It was odd because my grandmother went to school with a lot of the people on the show, including Debby Carter. So I secretly know a lot about the information not on the show...

  • Licrt Sdow
    Licrt Sdow 11 months ago +1

    What do I need to know about Innocent man?
    That 150 000 innocent people are in prison, of course!

  • Thomas McLain
    Thomas McLain 11 months ago +1

    One of my favorite Grisham novels. Good to have faces to go along with the names from the book. Must catch this.

  • Case Stafford23
    Case Stafford23 11 months ago

    anyone else live in Ada?

  • Sherley Délice
    Sherley Délice 11 months ago +1

    if I could help Tommy Ward I'll do it. they took his whole life. I hope in 2019 he will be free

  • Missy Ferguson
    Missy Ferguson 11 months ago

    Does anyone who watched this series realizes that when Timmy Ward is talking about the shirt the girl wore he says white with blue flowers on his taped interview but the girl who gave the murder victim the shirt said it’s lavender. The police report says lavender and so did the DA. THATS ENOUGH TO GRANT HIM A NEW TRIAL.

  • RitaPortugirl♥
    RitaPortugirl♥ 11 months ago +1

    Just finished watching this documentary, I watched all 6 episodes in a row. It's sad how you cant even trust those who should me the most trustworthy.

  • manhammer AR15
    manhammer AR15 Year ago

    Tell me why the thumb nail looks like shia labof

  • for real
    for real Year ago

    The girls were prob murdered by scorned lovers, someone close.

  • guillepankeke
    guillepankeke Year ago +5

    I read the innocent man i always thought that the police knew who did it and wanted to cover for him.

  • Sandy Angel
    Sandy Angel Year ago +4

    This story is not comparable to Making a murderer, the innocent man was not filled with lies and deceit.

  • Becky N
    Becky N Year ago

    This is a great docuseries, but if you haven't, I would suggest reading the book. It goes into a whole lot more detail.

  • rl 525
    rl 525 Year ago

    Why is there random music and sound the entire show? It's very annoying.

  • kennieth jimenez
    kennieth jimenez Year ago

    who else just noticed that we still have net neutrality

  • Riley Pearson
    Riley Pearson Year ago

    Anyone here wanna fok my face hole??

  • FishFillet
    FishFillet Year ago

    okay watchmojo I watched this video you happy?

  • RussianDoge69 69
    RussianDoge69 69 Year ago

    Listen to some podcasts about stuff of this nature.

  • Kate Kelly
    Kate Kelly Year ago

    Unfortunately these horrific problems in our justice system are rampant nationwide.
    I knew a young mother with a 4 year old son who was shot & killed in a botched robbery last year, the day after Christmas. The young man who murdered her should have never been on the streets as he has violated his parole multiple times. To make matters worse, he had been on a crime spree for a week, holding up stores with a gun, carjacking an eldery woman at gunpoint, and he even shot 3 people (they did not die but went to the hospital, police, & filled reports). The icing on this awful cake? He had a GPS ankle monitor on at all times which should have alerted police he was violating curfew & traveling outside his restricted area. We do not have a lot of violent crimes like this is Austin so there's no excuse for this blatant police negligence. If they had bothered to check who was in the area during all these crimes, we would not have lost a friend. And a four year old would not have lost his mother. They didn't even check who was in the area afterv she was murdered. They caught purely by accident. Despicable, shameful, negligent, and completely unacceptable.

  • Jon Zimmer
    Jon Zimmer Year ago

    Should be renamed an Ad for Netflix's The Innocent Man for $10,000... shameless ad revenue

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    unknown user09 Year ago


  • Podzilla
    Podzilla Year ago

    The book is good tbh

  • Ashaan Woodfin
    Ashaan Woodfin Year ago

    Basically a stop-gap between Making a Murderer season 2 and season 3, it was really about 2-3 episodes too long, lots of wheel spinning, imo

  • dem0ninthemist
    dem0ninthemist Year ago

    i wonder how many would be there by #metoo

  • Scariella
    Scariella Year ago +16

    Why can't the Innocence Project help Steven Avery? They gave up on him.

    • Crochet Happy
      Crochet Happy 11 months ago

      Read comments on Reddit discussion board

    • Crochet Happy
      Crochet Happy 11 months ago

      @Peachy Aaliyah look it up on Reddit. Lots of discussion

    • athenaspsyche
      athenaspsyche 11 months ago +4

      Because Steven Avery is guilty. Plenty of articles online discuss all the info that was left out of making a murderer

    • Peachy Aaliyah
      Peachy Aaliyah Year ago

      Yeah that's true... Why did they give up on him and some other people as well. Its just f*cked up honestly 😔

  • Naforbe
    Naforbe Year ago +6

    The Confession Tapes on Netflix is good.

  • Kevin Webster
    Kevin Webster Year ago

    Considering the fact that Netflix is being sued for false information in their last murder “documentary series” I think I’ll skip this one.

    • K Howard
      K Howard Year ago +3

      LOL!!! You mean that dirty cop, Colborn, who is guilty AF in planting evidence??!! HAHAHAHAHA Thanks for the laugh! Manitowoc Sheriff's department is as corrupt as the Ada, OK police department.

  • Tara Young
    Tara Young Year ago +2

    The one thing that stands out is the dreams. The whole town of Ada had Dreams about this? Not to mention the dreams these innocent men had in jail.. The dreams before they were arrested, details or not, why were they all dreaming about it. I get small town, heard mentality and exposure but it feels like something else is behind the curtain in this case.

  • Sheep Co. Cinemas
    Sheep Co. Cinemas Year ago +2

    Number 1: he’s innocent

  • Rose Justice
    Rose Justice Year ago +3

    Barry Scheck loves to portray himself as the righter of wrongs, but this little bastard was part of OJ’s legal team. He conveniently argued on how DNA tests could be wrong.

    • Crochet Happy
      Crochet Happy 11 months ago

      I was so rooting for the female attory of Innocence project. (Making of a murderer)Just learned here today that Barry S founded it. Maybe many here are too young to remember the OJ Trial. I watched it every day on TV. Wow you can't even trust anyone's motives. How does he live with himself after getting OJ of the hook.

    • for real
      for real Year ago

      Finally! Someone else feels same as I about Scheck who helped OJ get off with double murder. I think he has tried to "redeem" himself by creating the IP but there is NO redemption for him. He is AS guilty as OJ Simpson IMO.

  • Priya Biswas
    Priya Biswas Year ago +15

    Free Tommy Ward :(

    • Laura Robbins
      Laura Robbins Month ago

      They are freeing Karl this month; don't know what the hold up is with Tommy.

    • B Abdullah
      B Abdullah 2 months ago

      What are they waiting for? I don't get it.

  • Hector's Mommy
    Hector's Mommy Year ago

    For anyone who has watched it: is it as one sided as "Making a Murderer"? I couldn't watch that show.

    • Caity Dowing
      Caity Dowing Year ago

      100% one sided

    • Always Hangry
      Always Hangry Year ago

      Hector's Mommy will update here once im finish with this. Just done ep 3. So far i dont feel like they are wrongfully convicted 😂😂.

  • Fai9aalTS
    Fai9aalTS Year ago

    Idc about the the video. I just came here to dislike watchmojo’s cheap content

  • Vincent Chapman
    Vincent Chapman Year ago +2

    Am I the only one who is wondering how 4% is 120 000 if 1% is 24 000. Simple math says 4% is 96 000

  • Corey Jackson
    Corey Jackson Year ago +1

    Thank god I thought this was a another Drug Cartel show

  • Zoe Walker
    Zoe Walker Year ago

    I think I’ve seen a movie about the 2 guys who killed the girl... not sure 🤔 which 🎥

    GDRAGOON Year ago

    Memories of murder.