Recommendation For Mercy  [DVD]Andrew Skidd (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 94 min
Quality: Very Good
Canadian writer / director Murray Markowitz based his film Recommendation for Mercy on a true story. Andrew Skidd plays a teenaged boy accused of raping and murdering a young
girl. The flimsy evidence is offered by three of Skidd's buddies and by one of the friends of the dead girl. The boy is strongarmed and drugged by the police who hope to extract a confession. Despite
the civil-liberty outrages inflicted upon Skidd, he is found guilty.
This does not ask us to forgive the boy his alleged crimes; rather, it is a plea for a reassessment of the treatment
afforded Canadian juvenile offenders.