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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 »

Director:

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

James Woods and Henry Thomas appeared in Curse of the Starving Class (1994). See more »

Goofs

In last sequence, walkway on Manhattan Beach pier is alternately wet and dry from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Buckey: I'm not bittered. I was raised to not be bitter.
[in tears]
Peggy Buckey: We lost everything. We don't have anything. Momma, we don't have anything.
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Stunning
26 August 2001 | by hprillSee all my reviews

This (true) story of a family falsely accused of child abuse was just stunningly transformed into film - more than seven years of suffering transformed into two and a half hours of film. The plot is real, the atmosphere intense, the acting perfect - particularly so from James Woods and Shirley Knight.

A must-see. 9/10.


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