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The Central Park Five -- In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.
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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8 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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I never thought there would be a documentary filmmaker as good a Ken Burns, but I was wrong. See more (28 total) »

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)
Matt Evans .... intern
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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[last lines]
Antron McCray:The truth came out. Truth came out.
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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
I never thought there would be a documentary filmmaker as good a Ken Burns, but I was wrong., 3 December 2012
Author: highelegance from Stamford CT

Sarah Burns (Ken Burns' daughter) and her husband, David McMahon along with Ken Burns have managed to create a documentary SO fantastic, SO incredibly moving, SO impassioned, and SO painful to those of us who want to believe in the goodness of man, that I implore you to see it! And once you have, I hope you will learn more about the continued stonewalling by the New York City Justice System to give these 5 fine gentlemen (and I don't use the word "gentlemen" lightly) the justice and apology they so deserve... and follow up with a letter writing campaign. Here's the information you will need: http://wbls.com/A-Call-for-Justice-Central-Park-Jogger-5/14823124 (I have no connection with this website, I'm just someone who was lucky enough to see this documentary at a local theater and wants to do SOMETHING to help!) And to the 5 men: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kharey Wise... you are what we should all aspire to... loving, honest, and with a strength of character and strong moral compass that was (and sadly still is) so sadly missing in all those who did you wrong.

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