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Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)

Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. ... See full summary »

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Mick Jackson

Writers:

Abby Mann, Myra Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Danny Davis
Mercedes Ruehl ... Lael Rubin
Lolita Davidovich ... Kee McFarlane
Sada Thompson ... Virginia McMartin
Henry Thomas ... Ray Buckey
Shirley Knight ... Peggy Buckey
Mark Blum ... Wayne Satz
Alison Elliott ... Peggy Ann Buckey
Chelsea Field ... Christine Johnson
Joe Urla ... Glenn Stevens
Scott Waara ... Dean Gits
Valerie Wildman ... Diana Sullivan
Richard Bradford ... Ira Reiner
Roberta Bassin ... Judy Johnson
Patricia Belcher ... Juror #1
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Storyline

Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. Publicity-seeking attorney Danny Davis initially defends the McMartins for selfish reasons, but he slowly begins to believe that they are innocent. Davis has his work cut out for him, however, since the media have demonized the family, and prosecuting lawyer Lael Rubin is a tough opponent. Written by Jwelch5742

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic language and disturbing visuals related to a trial | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acusados See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life Peggy McMartin Buckey, imprisoned for two years while awaiting the outcome of the most protracted U.S. criminal molestation case targeting her family's preschool, died December 15, 2000. She, her mother Virginia McMartin and her son Ray Buckey were charged, with four others, with 100 counts of child molestation in 1983. The case lasted seven years and cost Los Angeles County $13 million. Peggy was acquitted in 1990 after a three-year trial; Ray, incarcerated for five years, was acquitted of 40 counts. Critics said the case pinpointed the danger of basing criminal charges solely on the testimony of young children. See more »

Goofs

When the lawyer meets with Ray Buckey for the first time in jail, the door is heard slamming shut before the door actually closes. See more »

Quotes

Danny Davis: Are you kidding me with those glasses? You look like a child molester. Get rid off them or it's gonna be a short trial.
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Stunning, Disturbing
4 May 2005 | by jmorrison-2See all my reviews

Tremendously disturbing and well-acted film. What is most troubling is the fact that this episode really occurred. Remarkable portrayal of how easily something like this can get so totally out of control. It is hard to imagine this feeding frenzy among, supposedly, educated and sophisticated people. James Woods is dead-on perfect as an initially slimy, opportunistic attorney, who finds himself slowly horrified by what he finds himself in the middle of. His courtroom questioning of Dr. McFarlane (Lolita Davidovich)is riveting. An impressive, well-done movie, but extremely troubling for what it says about our justice system.


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