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The Central Park Five -- A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park.
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Writers:
Ken Burns (written by)
David McMahon (written by)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Antron McCray ... Himself (voice) (also archive footage)
Kevin Richardson ... Himself (also archive footage)

Yusef Salaam ... Himself (also archive footage)

Raymond Santana ... Himself (also archive footage)

Kharey Wise ... Himself (also archive footage) (as Korey Wise)
Matias Reyes ... Himself (archive footage) (archive sound)
Jim Dwyer ... Himself
Angela Black ... Herself

Ed Koch ... Himself (also archive footage)
Craig Steven Wilder ... Himself
LynNell Hancock ... Herself
Calvin O. Butts III ... Himself (as Rev. Calvin Butts)
Raymond Santana Sr. ... Himself (also archive footage)
Natalie Byfield ... Herself
Michael Warren ... Himself
Saul Kassin ... Himself
Michael Joseph ... Himself
David Dinkins ... Himself
Ronald Gold ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Humberto Arroyo ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Burns ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Colangelo ... Himself (archive footage)
Mario Cuomo ... Himself (archive footage)
Howard Diller ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda Fairstein ... Herself (archive footage)

Rudolph W. Giuliani ... Himself (archive sound)
Bernard Goetz ... Himself (archive footage)
Carlos Gonzalez ... Himself (archive footage)
John Gotti ... Himself (archive footage)
John Hartigan ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Lederer ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack Maple ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby McCray ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda McCray ... Herself (archive footage)
Colin Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Morgenthau ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul L. Richardson ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Rivera ... Himself (archive footage)
Aaron Rosenthal ... Himself (archive footage)
Sharonne Salaam ... Herself (archive footage)

Al Sharpton ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Sheehan ... Himself (archive footage) (as Mike Girard Sheehan)

Donald Trump ... Himself (archive footage)
Ben Ward ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Ken Burns 
Sarah Burns 
David McMahon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Burns  written by
Sarah Burns  written by
David McMahon  written by

Produced by
Chris Bongirne .... line producer
Ken Burns .... executive producer: Florentine Films
Ken Burns .... producer
Sarah Burns .... producer
Elle Carriere .... coordinating producer (as Elle Carriére)
Jim Corbley .... producer: WETA
Sarah Klein .... consulting producer
Tom Mason .... consulting producer
David McMahon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Doug Wamble 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Savini 
Buddy Squires 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Levine 
 
Makeup Department
Meredith Soupios .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dalton Delan .... executive in charge of production: WETA
 
Art Department
George Colbert .... maps
Christine Cornell .... courtroom art
Nicholas Feldman .... graphic design
Guenter Vollath .... maps
 
Sound Department
Mark Amicucci .... audio relays
Meagan Frappiea .... dialogue editor
Ryan Gifford .... sound effects editor
Michael Kurihara .... sound recordist
Greg Linton .... sound recordist
Peter Miller .... sound recordist (as Peter J. Miller)
Mark Roy .... sound recordist
Michael Suarez .... audio relays (as Mike Suarez)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
John Zecca .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Rubin .... digital image restoration
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jared Ames .... assistant camera
Joe Anderson .... assistant camera
Sergei Franklin .... steadicam operator
Ned Hallick .... gaffer
Kitama Seeger Jackson .... assistant camera (as Kitama Cahill-Jackson)
Ronan Killeen .... assistant camera
Tom Mason .... additional cinematography
Hutt Nassar .... grip
John Romeo .... assistant camera
Justyn Smith .... gaffer
Phillip Sorenson .... best boy (as Phil Sorenson)
Daniel J. White .... stand photography
 
Animation Department
Richard Rubin .... animation
 
Editorial Department
Michelle Ambruz .... arriscan technician
Chris Beardsley .... arriscan technician
Joseph Borges .... video technician
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist (as Jhn J. Dowdell III)
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
John Lednak .... video technician
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Shaina Holmes .... dailies producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Erik Friedlander .... musician: cello
Ryan Hewitt .... music engineer
Jeb Patton .... musician: piano
Jacob Ribicoff .... music editor
Andy Taub .... music engineer
Doug Wamble .... musician: guitar
 
Other crew
Paul Barnes .... advisor
Garrett J. Beltis .... production intern
Sarah Botstein .... advisor
Julie Burns .... advisor
Christopher Darling .... assistant to the director
Joe DePlasco .... national publicist: DKC Public Relations
Dayton Duncan .... advisor
Julie Dunfey .... advisor
Arielle Edelman .... production intern
Matthew Evans .... production intern
Moritz Fortmann .... credit sequence
Robert N. Gold .... legal services
Anne Harrington .... director: interactive media and engagement, WETA
Brenda Heath .... chief financial officer
Katie Hinsen .... credit sequence
Craig Impink .... foundation development: WETA
Stephanie Jenkins .... production coordinator
Kim Klein .... vice president for development
Patty Lawlor .... associate financial officer
Dave Mast .... technical director
Timothy McAleer .... production intern
Peter Miller .... advisor
Lynn Novick .... advisor
Drew Patrick .... legal services
Sharon Rockefeller .... president & CEO: WETA
Colleen Sackheim .... transcription services
Aubrey Sanders .... production intern
David S. Thompson .... project director: WETA
Rob Travalino .... production assistant
Geoffrey C. Ward .... advisor
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ric Burns .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Taylor Krauss .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Warren .... the filmmakers wish to thank
 

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Quotes:
[last lines]
Antron McCray:The truth came out. The truth came out.
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I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be FreeSee more »

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31 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
This Is Why You Make Movies, 26 November 2012
Author: esparker2000

You must try your very best to see The Central Park Five. I left it 5 hours ago and I'm still on fire. I have no right words. It might be the best documentary I've ever seen. Or let me put it like this: I've never watched a film that better justified making films in the first place. I just felt like I witnessed 119 minutes of truth-telling that was handled exquisitely from a narrative and visual storytelling perspective.

I almost didn't go. I was tired and I was thinking, you know, I have 3 hours here (my husband was watching our young son) do I really want to spend it focused on tragedy? I am so deeply happy I went. Maysles Cinema screened it at the Dempsey auditorium in Harlem. It was packed to the rafters. Throughout the screening, you never heard a rustle. You never heard a cough. You never saw the light of someone texting. Total, utter rapt attention. And then, we had the Q&A with four of the men. Four full human beings who had so much taken away from them. They filled the stage with their powerful, radiant presence. Sara Burns and David McMahon were there, too, as was Albert Maysles himself. An incredible experience.

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