July 29, 2003
A&E Home Video
- Digitally Processed
- Runtime: 105 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
The true mystery of four brothers who lived together in the same dilapidated two-room house for over 60 years, before one of them was murdered. A warm tale of fraternity and a chilling tale of fratricide.
Release date: March 26, 1993 (Limited)
Munnsville, NY, where the film takes place, has a population of 499.
BROTHER'S KEEPER was filmed over a period of nine months.
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinfosky won the "Best Director" award from The Director's Guild of America.
The film was placed on over 50 American film critics' "10 Best Films of 1992" lists.
BROTHER'S KEEPER was broadcast on PBS's AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE in May of 1994.
Sinofsky and Berlinger discovered the story of the Ward brothers, and thus the subject of their documentary, in an article in The New York Times.
BROTHER'S KEEPER won The 1992 New York Film Critics Circle and the 1992 National Board of Review Awards for "Best Documentary." It also won the "Audience Award" at 1992's Sundance Film Festival.