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Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)

Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. ... See full summary »

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Lael Rubin
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Kee McFarlane
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Virginia McMartin
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Wayne Satz
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Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. Publicity-seeking attorney Danny Davis initially defends the McMartins for selfish reasons, but he slowly begins to believe that they are innocent. Davis has his work cut out for him, however, since the media have demonized the family, and prosecuting lawyer Lael Rubin is a tough opponent. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated R for graphic language and disturbing visuals related to a trial | See all certifications »
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The real-life Peggy McMartin Buckey, imprisoned for two years while awaiting the outcome of the most protracted U.S. criminal molestation case targeting her family's preschool, died December 15, 2000. She, her mother Virginia McMartin and her son Ray Buckey were charged, with four others, with 100 counts of child molestation in 1983. The case lasted seven years and cost Los Angeles County $13 million. Peggy was acquitted in 1990 after a three-year trial; Ray, incarcerated for five years, was acquitted of 40 counts. Critics said the case pinpointed the danger of basing criminal charges solely on the testimony of young children. See more »

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When the lawyer meets with Ray Buckey for the first time in jail, the door is heard slamming shut before the door actually closes. See more »

Quotes

Danny Davis: Look the jury in the eye and answer this question. Did you ever molested a child?
Ray Buckey: No.
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Stunning
26 August 2001 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

This (true) story of a family falsely accused of child abuse was just stunningly transformed into film - more than seven years of suffering transformed into two and a half hours of film. The plot is real, the atmosphere intense, the acting perfect - particularly so from James Woods and Shirley Knight.

A must-see. 9/10.


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