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Return to Innocence (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 13 November 2007 (USA)
A well respected child psychologist finds his life turned upside down when he is accused of sexually molesting a young boy under his care.

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Glen Erskine
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Tommy Jackson
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Jim Aiken
Cynthia Downey ...
Suzanne Erskine
Shawn Berry ...
Chris Manning
Lou Franson ...
Nathan Moultrie
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Mark Carter
Joseph Ragusa ...
Peter Erskine
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Benjamin Erskine
Monte Van Vleet ...
John Brantly
Brett Chukerman ...
Curtis Sloan (as Brett Charles)
Trevor Evans ...
Chad Brooks
Carolyn Robertson ...
Lucille Drake
Madelaine Culp ...
Judge Booker
Bill Crowley ...
David Fain
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Glen Erskine: A family man and the director and chief of staff of New Horizons, a group home and counseling center for abused boys. Glen is a child psychologist with impeccable credentials who has an international reputation as one of the foremost scholars in the study of male adolescent sexuality. Tommy Jackson: A victim of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse since he was an infant, Tommy is taken into custody by the Department of Social Services and placed at New Horizons after his mother is arrested by the FBI for making pornographic videos of him and selling them on the Internet. At New Horizons, Tommy's young life finally seems to be coming together. But when the nature of the love he shares with one of his counselors is discovered and their relationship is destroyed, Tommy strikes back by accusing the man he believes responsible - Glen Erskine. With that accusation, the stage is set for a dark, disturbing, and yet poignant tale of love, commitment, betrayal, forgiveness, and ... Written by Gary M. Frazier

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They took his innocence when he was seven years old. He took mine when he was thirteen.

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The trial jury consists of crew members, including the director, Rocky Costanzo. See more »

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Jim: Once you're accused of molesting a child, there simply is no return to innocence.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Beauty Inside
Written and Performed by Orren Merton
O My Aching Soul Music
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This damn thing was good
4 November 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I was totally blown away by this movie. I guess mostly because I thought it was going to be another "Oh let's all feel sorry for this poor troubled boy" flick, but damn this thing was much better than that. Some of those scenes were intense. Any movie that can make me squirm in my seat deserves a "thumbs up."


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