- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, 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: June 6, 2001
In a mid-sized oil town, the disintegration of a prominent family ended up in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
In the 1980s, the Lucas family was among the most successful and respected in the mid-sized Texas town of Tyler. But after Baker Lucas Jr., the family patriarch (and Mayor of Tyler), died in a car accident in 1985, the Lucas' fortunes started a permanent reversal that would end with Baker's son Steve in prison for murdering his mother.
CITY CONFIDENTIAL opens a window into the world of Lone Star State oil barons and real estate tycoons as it traces the events that led up to the tragic day when Bette Lucas wound up lying at the foot of her stairs, terminally injured. We'll see how and why the jury in Tyler was unable to come to a decision, a problem that was not repeated when the case was tried again in Dallas.
A failed business, a bored socialite and a troubled son give this true story the trappings of a soap opera, and the ending is a classic cliffhanger.