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Capturing the Friedmans (2003) - Movie Details

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107 min.
Release Date
May 30, 2003 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
January 27, 2004
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107 minutes
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Not Rated

In the mid 1980's, the Friedmans seemed like the normal upper-middleclass family. The father, Arnold, was an award-winning computer teacher, and his wife Elaine ran a toddler childcare group. They had three sons, David, Jesse and Seth, and lived in a nice home in Great Neck, NY. However, in late 1987, all of that came crumbling down when Arnold and 18-year old Jesse Friedman were charged with sodomizing many of the young boys in Arnold's... Full synopsis »

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Documentaries come in all sizes and flavors, but few tell as sad of a story - or, for that matter, raise as many questions - as that of the Friedmans. There is no surprise that Capturing the Friedmans was nominated for an Oscar. Full movie review »
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