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Return to Innocence (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 13 November 2007 (USA)
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A well respected child psychologist finds his life turned upside down when he is accused of sexually molesting a young boy under his care.

Director:

Rocky Costanzo

Writer:

Gary M. Frazier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Meese ... Glen Erskine
Andrew Martin ... Tommy Jackson
Steve De Forest ... Jim Aiken
Cynthia Downey Cynthia Downey ... Suzanne Erskine
Shawn Berry Shawn Berry ... Chris Manning
Lou Franson Lou Franson ... Nathan Moultrie
Jeff Harman ... Mark Carter
Joseph Ragusa Joseph Ragusa ... Peter Erskine
Darian Weiss ... Benjamin Erskine
Monte Van Vleet Monte Van Vleet ... John Brantly
Brett Chukerman Brett Chukerman ... Curtis Sloan (as Brett Charles)
Trevor Evans Trevor Evans ... Chad Brooks
Carolyn Robertson Carolyn Robertson ... Lucille Drake
Madelaine Culp Madelaine Culp ... Judge Booker
Bill Crowley Bill Crowley ... David Fain
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Storyline

Glen Erskine: A family man and the director and chief of staff of New Horizons, a group home and counseling center for abused boys. Glen is a child psychologist with impeccable credentials who has an international reputation as one of the foremost scholars in the study of male adolescent sexuality. Tommy Jackson: A victim of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse since he was an infant, Tommy is taken into custody by the Department of Social Services and placed at New Horizons after his mother is arrested by the FBI for making pornographic videos of him and selling them on the Internet. At New Horizons, Tommy's young life finally seems to be coming together. But when the nature of the love he shares with one of his counselors is discovered and their relationship is destroyed, Tommy strikes back by accusing the man he believes responsible - Glen Erskine. With that accusation, the stage is set for a dark, disturbing, and yet poignant tale of love, commitment, betrayal, forgiveness, and ... Written by Gary M. Frazier

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They took his innocence when he was seven years old. He took mine when he was thirteen.

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Возврат к невиновности See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Lifeline Entertainment See more »
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Stereo
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Trivia

Most of the film was edited from a press box at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, home of the San Diego Chargers football team. See more »

Quotes

Jim: Once you're accused of molesting a child, there simply is no return to innocence.
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Alternate Versions

The film has two versions: a director's cut, which is basically the final cut, and the Festival Cut, which is a shortened version that screened at certain film festivals. See more »

Connections

References Waking Life (2001) See more »

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Beauty Inside
Written and Performed by Orren Merton
O My Aching Soul Music
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A job well done
23 May 2002 | by upifilmsSee all my reviews

Simple yet very well made. Props to the filmmakers. The court scenes are right on, unlike your typical TV courtroom dramas. However, I must say that I find the scenes similar to the old Perry Mason programs with great close-up shots of the actors showing perfect emotions.


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