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Murder, memory and Saturday morning television collide in THE CASSIDY KIDS.
25 years ago five suburban kids stumbled on a murder in their sleepy hometown and led police to the killer. Two years later The Cassidy Kids Mysteries, a Saturday morning TV show based on their story, made its premiere. A terrifying real-life story became a brightly-lit colorful world of adventure. A bloodless kidnapping replaced the murder. The kids personalities were reduced to ridiculous stereotypes. And the show was a huge hit. It ran for four years and spawned lunch boxes, a line of childrens underwear and a set of action figures still in demand today. Now, in preparation for the shows DVD release, a documentary team has invited all five of the real Cassidy Kids back home to talk about how it all began.
Lewis Gaylord now owns a direct mail business. Norman Peabody struggles to make it in Hollywood as an actor. Max Cassidy, the vicious bully credited for solving the crime, still trades on his pseudo-fame ...
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When adult Rebecca Vanderpool is working on her outline on the white board you see "visit Jack The Ripper" written with the date 1799 above it. The Jack The Ripper murders were in 1888. See more