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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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Bill Schroeder
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Robbie
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Cody
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Sharon
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Jean Arnold
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Scooter
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Chip
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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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8 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Tod auf dem Campus  »

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Filmed on location in Gadsden, Alabama. The city's mayor, Steve Means, had a cameo as a reporter in a news conference. See more »

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A superb docudrama about the events that led up to 4 students being killed on an American college campus
20 April 2016 | by (los angeles, california) – See all my reviews

A terrific television movie that deserved the Emmy the director received for best director of the year. Spellbinding and wonderfully acted by a young cast of unknowns, this movie takes us back to 1971 and the impact the Vietnam war was having on college campuses across the country. The war is raging on and many students have had enough of it and are leading protests across college campus. We follow the lives of the 4 students that are killed on the campus on that fateful day of May 4, 1971. The irony of the film is that none of the 4 were radical students and they just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time that day. We also follow the days leading up to the tragedy through the eyes of the professors, politicians, police and young ROTC men. This should be a must see film for high school students studying the Vietnam war as the deaths of the 4 students and many wounded turned the tide of public opinion against the war in America.


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