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Kent State (1981)

Based on the true story of the student protests at Kent State University in Ohio. This film focuses on the four students who were killed when the National Guard attempted to quell the riots... See full summary »

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Gerald Green (teleplay), Joseph Kelner (book) | 4 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fleiss Jane Fleiss ... Allison Krause
Charley Lang ... Barry Levine
Talia Balsam ... Sandy Scheuer
Keith Gordon ... Jeff Miller
Jeff McCracken ... Bill Schroeder
Peter Miner Peter Miner ... Robbie
Michael Higgins ... Professor Glenn Frank
John Getz ... Professor Ted Arnold
Michael Horton ... Cody
Ann Gillespie ... Sharon
Shepperd Strudwick ... Professor Warren
Roxanne Hart ... Jean Arnold
Steve Beauchamp ... Scooter
David VandeBrake David VandeBrake ... Chip
David Marshall Grant ... Tom
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Based on the true story of the student protests at Kent State University in Ohio. This film focuses on the four students who were killed when the National Guard attempted to quell the riots that began on May 4, 1970, after President Nixon announced that American troops would begin bombing the heretofore neutral country of Cambodia. Written by Keath

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Drama | History

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

John Filo played the uncredited role of himself. John was the Kent State student photographer who took the Pulitzer Prize winning, world famous photo of Mary Vecchio kneeling by the body of Jeffery Miller seconds after Jeffery was shot to death. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was originally intended to run four hours over two nights and was shot that way. But NBC executives later changed their minds, demanding the three-hour, one-night version that aired in February 1981. A scene set in the present day (1980) and involving a memorial to the four victims, was shot but didn't make the final cut. See more »

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A poignant view of America....
15 March 1999 | by John-304See all my reviews

This movie should be required viewing of every student (and some adults) in America. That would help to remind the entire country of its history. The lack of comments about this movie testify to the fact that this incident has been all but forgotten in a country that is so vocal about Tiananmen Square.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tod auf dem Campus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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