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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 »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Jane Fleiss ... Allison Krause
... Barry Levine
... Sandy Scheuer
... Jeff Miller
... Bill Schroeder
Peter Miner ... Robbie
... Professor Glenn Frank
... Professor Ted Arnold
... Cody
... Sharon
... Professor Warren
... Jean Arnold
... Scooter
David VandeBrake ... Chip
... 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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8 February 1981 (USA)  »

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A kenti diákok  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Should be required viewing.....
25 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie should be required viewing for every student in America. It tells the true story of the murder of 4 students at Kent State University by National Guardsmen. This is America's Tienamin Square.

Any student of American history who is not aware of this dark point in history would do well to watch carefully and understand how this situation got out of hand....

While the acting is not necessarily Oscar material, the movie's appeal is for it's historical value......


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