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Valentine Road (2013)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 4 October 2013 (USA)
On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days... See full summary »

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Marta Cunningham
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Credited cast:
James Bing James Bing ... Self
Jeremy Bing Jeremy Bing ... Self
Rosalie Black Rosalie Black ... Self
Dawn Boldrin Dawn Boldrin ... Self
Robyn Bramson Robyn Bramson ... Self
Shirley Brown Shirley Brown ... Self
Tracy Carroll Tracy Carroll ... Self
Sue Crowley Sue Crowley ... Self
Joy Epstein Joy Epstein ... Self
Maeve Fox Maeve Fox ... Self
Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales ... Self
Donald Hoagland Donald Hoagland ... Self
Jeff Kay Jeff Kay ... Self
David Keith David Keith ... Self
Larry King ... Self (archive footage)
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On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days later, his murder shocked the nation. Was this a hate crime, one perpetrated by a budding neo-Nazi whose masculinity was threatened by an effeminate gay kid who may have had a crush on him? Or was there even more to it? Looking beyond all the copious news coverage of this tragic event, Valentine Road tells the story of two victims: the deceased and the murderer. With keen insight, the film connects the human wreckage of Larry's and Brandon's troubled lives-both physically abused, both from broken homes, and both searching for a sense of belonging. Written by Sundance

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Rolling Down
Written by Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll
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Self centered adults lacking in morality
9 December 2018 | by The_Boxing_CatSee all my reviews

That's what I got from this film. Almost ALL of the adults seem like a bunch of narrow minded zombies. Is it any wonder that such a tragedy occurred?

The school should have taken control of the situation, clearly it was a powder keg waiting for a spark.

Larry should have been counseled as to how to deal with his issues.

Brandon was another lost kid and ended up killing Larry. The school and his parents were absent and incompetent, if either side would have exercised a little guidance we would have seen a totally different outcome.

The jurors are another group of idiots who have their heads up their a$$es.

I could have done without all the interviews with the kids- a little goes a long way.

In conclusion, I was quite literally shocked that these backward people went on camera and admitted to being so closed minded. No wonder the kids are screwed up!


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4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Odos Valentinou See more »

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