- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 16, 2001
A Montana town is stunned when building contractor Larry Streeter is murdered by Teddy Ernst, a popular wheelchair-racing champ. The investigation discovers that Ernst had burglarized at least 30 homes and killed Streeter when he was looking after one of those homes.
Ted Ernst was a local hero of sorts in the tiny town of Bigfork, Montana. Paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 10 when he fell from a tree, he became a nationally recognized wheelchair athlete, and he was a familiar figure about town, pulling wheelies down Bigfork's tourist-filled summer sidewalks.
But as CITY CONFIDENTIAL reveals, Ted had another, unsuspected talent. With his younger brother Jesse doing the legwork, Ted masterminded some 30 burglaries, the last one on Christmas night in 1997. It was then that Ted's luck ran out, when local contractor and caretaker found him waiting in a car near one of the many opulent vacation homes in the area. Ted decided to shoot his way out of trouble--despite his brother's objections, as the trial would later reveal--and he killed Streeter and made his escape.
Drawing on interviews with those closest to the case, including friends of both Streeter and Ernst, BIGFORK: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, relives the crime and its aftermath in detail, painting a picture of 20th century frontier violence and justice.