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Strange Justice is a 1999 television film directed by Ernest Dickerson and starring Delroy Lindo and Regina Taylor. Originally aired on Showtime, the film is based on a book by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson that covered the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination.

Strange Justice
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Written byJacob Epstein
Jane Mayer
Jill Abramson
Directed byErnest Dickerson
StarringDelroy Lindo
Mandy Patinkin
Regina Taylor
Paul Winfield
Theme music composerWilliam Jacobs
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Jacob Epstein
Steven Haft
Editor(s)Stephen Lovejoy
Running time95 minutes
Original networkShowtime
Original release
  • August 29, 1999 (1999-08-29)



Strange Justice is based on events regarding the sexual harassment accusation brought by Anita Hill (Regina Taylor) during the Senate confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas (Delroy Lindo) for the United States Supreme Court during the George H. W. Bush presidential administration.



The film was shot on location in Los Angeles and Toronto.[citation needed]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2000 American Cinema Editors Nominated Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television Stephen Lovejoy
American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series Jonathan Freeman
Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Film
Network/Cable - Best Director Ernest R. Dickerson
Network/Cable - Best Actress Regina Taylor
Network/Cable - Best Actor Delroy Lindo
Peabody Award Won
Satellite Award Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Regina Taylor
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Delroy Lindo
Won Best Motion Picture Made for Television

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