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City Confidential: Paradise Valley Showdown In The High Desert DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001

Here's the amazing tale of Claude Dallas, the rebellious trapper who's a legend in the Wild West town of Paradise Valley, Nevada. Dallas was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of two law officers who tried to arrest him for violating wildlife laws. Dallas claimed that he shot the men because he thought they were going to take his life. We cover all the angles of this colorful story, including the intense manhunt for Dallas and the wild shoot-out that finally led to his capture.

The town isn't much more than a bar, trailer park and a couple hundred miles of painted desert. But in 1980, Paradise Valley was thrust into the national spotlight following the murder of two game wardens.

CITY CONFIDENTIAL details the events that led up the murders and the manhunt that followed, which saw a man named Claude Dallas targeted by local, state and federal authorities. In PARADISE VALLEY, the fascinating story unfolds through a tapestry of contemporary accounts, interviews with the officers who searched for Dallas, testimony from those who knew him, and extensive footage. What emerges is a portrait of a man willing to take any risk to avoid going to jail, and one whose occupation and attitude has made him a folk hero to some, despite the crimes he committed.

On the edge of nowhere, a small town obtained a measure of fame from a saga that calls to mind frontier times.

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