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Kent State (1981)

Based on the true story of the student protests at Kent State University in Ohio. This film focuses on the four students who were killed when the National Guard attempted to quell the riots... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Jane Fleiss ...
Allison Krause
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Barry Levine
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Sandy Scheuer
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Jeff Miller
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Bill Schroeder
Peter Miner ...
Robbie
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Professor Glenn Frank
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Professor Ted Arnold
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Cody
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Sharon
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Professor Warren
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Jean Arnold
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Scooter
David VandeBrake ...
Chip
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Tom
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Based on the true story of the student protests at Kent State University in Ohio. This film focuses on the four students who were killed when the National Guard attempted to quell the riots that began on May 4, 1970, after President Nixon announced that American troops would begin bombing the heretofore neutral country of Cambodia. Written by Keath

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Drama | History

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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8 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Tod auf dem Campus  »

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1.33 : 1
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John Filo played the uncredited role of himself. John was the Kent State student photographer who took the Pulitzer Prize winning, world famous photo of Mary Vecchio kneeling by the body of Jeffery Miller seconds after Jeffery was shot to death. See more »

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KENT STATE... more fluff than fact!
16 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not an accurate depiction of what REALLY occurred at Kent State in May of 1970.

I filled out a review form for more detail, but in short, this movie is pure fantasy from the movie set to the storyline. The only people who should view this movie are history scholars that want an example of self-serving media manipulation of historical facts. This movie, because of theatrical license, pays no respect to Kent State University, the City of Kent, or the students that were killed and wounded.

No student at Kent State deserved the ultimate results, but promoting a phony docu-drama makes a mockery of the whole tragic situation. I was there. The video is a joke.


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