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The Thin Pink Line
Directed by Joe Dietl
Michael Irpino
Produced by Steve Bulzoni
Written by Joe Dietl
Michael Irpino
Starring Laura Kightlinger
Janeane Garofalo
Margaret Cho
Jennifer Aniston
David Schwimmer
Mike Myers
Will Ferrell
Running time 106 Minutes

The Thin Pink Line is a 1998 film directed by Joe Dietl and Michael Irpino.

Plot outline

A small film crew choose as the subject of their next documentary a death-row inmate who insists he is innocent of murder. Subtitled 'The Making of the Making of a Documentary', this film is meant to be the product of another documentary film crew that has been documenting the crew's efforts to interview the inmate's friends and family. However, this is a pretense that is not consistently applied throughout the narrative, and this film only occasionally qualifies as a mockumentary. The inmate himself is extravagantly gay, and much of the content of the film centres on a variety of jokes at the expense of homosexuals.

The title is a parody of Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line, which raised questions about the conviction of a prison inmate on death-row.

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