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Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 10 May 1999
A seasoned police detective returns to her local hometown to investigate the shocking case of the rape of a mentally disabled girl. The town wants to hush up the incident, and is hostile to the investigation.

Director:

Guy Ferland

Writers:

Bernard Lefkowitz (book) (as Bernie Lefkowitz), Paul Brown (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ally Sheedy ... Det. Kelly Brooks
Heather Matarazzo ... Leslie Faber
Sara Botsford ... Mrs. Ros Faber
Scott Vickaryous ... Paul Archer
Eric Stoltz ... Bob Laurino / Narrator
Eric Keenleyside ... Lt. Frank Bennett
Michael Tomlinson ... Mr. Faber
Art Hindle ... Mr. Doug Archer
Gwynyth Walsh ... Mrs. Archer
Brendan Fehr ... Barry Bennett
Tygh Runyan ... Chris Archer
Birkett Turton ... John Tierney (as Kett Turton)
Doron Bell ... Carl Brewer (as Doron Bell Jr.)
Derek Hamilton ... Bryant Grover
Stephen J. Lang Stephen J. Lang ... Jack Scherzer (as Stephen James Lang)
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Storyline

Drama based on a true story. After a lifetime of fighting crime in the city, Detective Heather Brooks (Ally Sheedy) returns to her home town, where she must face another disturbing case. Rumours begin to circulate that a member of the high school football team has sexually assaulted a mentally handicapped girl. Along with the state prosecutor (Eric Stoltz), Brooks starts investigating, but her progress is hampered by local hostility and the reluctance of the lonely victim to testify. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Both Ally Sheedy and Eric Stoltz's names are misspelled on the movie poster. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Law & Order: Damaged (1998) See more »

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Great film about a rape by jocks in a close-nit town
8 August 2003 | by KRJ548See all my reviews

This is one of best movies about rape that I have ever seen. I usually do not watch movies about rape since Lifetime shows the same, typically-scripted ones with predictable endings. But this one was quite exceptional. Heather was outstanding in her performance, and the writers were firm at portraying the snobby, reckless, middle-class boys as the gods of the sports-oriented school; then there's that outcasted punk-looking guy that supported Ally's character in understanding the town's fascination with the jocks; and the African-American boy whose honesty was twisted into betrayal, leaving him socially and racially outcasted in the town.

I really enjoy the small-town suburbia chemistry because there are places like that around the country, so this movie makes you more aware of that, and that no matter how bad people turn against you, it's always best to stick to the truth and to fight for justice.

Rating: 9/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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