The Fifth Estate

Just Another Missing Kid (Dec. 1982)

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On July 10, 1978, Eric Wilson - a 19-year from Ottawa and student at Tufts University - left home to drive to a summer college course in Colorado. When he went missing four days afterward ... See full summary »

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On July 10, 1978, Eric Wilson - a 19-year from Ottawa and student at Tufts University - left home to drive to a summer college course in Colorado. When he went missing four days afterward in Nebraska, his family tried to persuade local and U.S. police that he wasn't simply a runaway and hadn't simply forgotten to call home. The program examines the lengths to which they had to go to find out what happened to Eric, and the byzantine nature of the legal system which seemed less interested in pursuing justice than in avoiding the expenses involved in the investigation and potential trials. Written by scgary66

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Originally produced for the Canadian television series The Fifth Estate (1981). See more »

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An awesome flick!
29 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somehow I vdeotaped this back in the early 1980's perhaps on HBO?? What a moving story about something that could happen to anybody. The frustration of the family getting no cooperation from the law, the law protecting every right of the criminal, the justice system cutting deals to avoid court costs, the system allowing this loser out of prison to begin with, and the pursuit of a private investigator.

I think I need to dig the VHS out of my collection and revisit this riveting story.

Perhaps it should be covered on A&E's Cold Case Files or better yet, American Justice (or lack of it)!

Great performances by the real people (not professional actors).


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