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Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  10 May 1999 (USA)
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In 1989, a group of well-known high school athletes in Glen Ridge, New Jersey were accused of the gang rape of a mentally retarded teen girl. When the town rallies to protect their stars, a... See full summary »

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In 1989, a group of well-known high school athletes in Glen Ridge, New Jersey were accused of the gang rape of a mentally retarded teen girl. When the town rallies to protect their stars, a detective and the prosecutor have to unravel the cover-up by the school board and the police. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Kelly Brooks: What are these people trying to protect?
Robert Laurino: Some fantasy. Nobody wants to see what's crawling under the rock of the American Dream.
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You will remember this film long after the credits roll
1 June 2004 | by (atlanta, ga) – See all my reviews

Do not be daunted by the sensational nature of the crime, depicted in this film. The director did not go for shock value. This film is sensitive and poignant despite the grotesque nature of the crime.

This is not your typical made for TV movie. For Heather Matarazzo's performance alone, put this film on your "must see" list. Since the producers used the real names of several perpetrators, I feel confident that the script must be very accurate. (Some of the guilty were shielded from public exposure due to their status as minors.) Most "based on a true story" movies take great liberties with facts, characters and events to make a more dramatic or cohesive film and I tend to dismiss them as entertainment, not documentary.

If you watch this film, I think you will be haunted by the protagonist long after the final credits.


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