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The Central Park Five (2012) - Movie Details

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Documentary
119 min.
Release Date
November 23, 2012 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
April 23, 2013
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Running Time
119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Unrated

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the "crime of the century" and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA... Full synopsis »

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Following in the vein of the Paradise Lost trilogy, the documentary The Central Park Five tells a story of crime and racism in New York City as five black youths are arrested and subsequently convicted for the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park, despite an overwhelming lack of evidence. The movie tells an important story, but the movie lacks the spark and passion expected about the subject. Full movie review »

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