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The Elan School was the last stop. Set deep in the woods of Maine, Elan delivered controversial therapy to troubled teens. It was a meat grinder of raw emotion and harsh discipline. Some ... See full summary »

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Todd Nilssen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liz Arnold Liz Arnold ... Herself
Peter Arnold Peter Arnold ... Himself
Daniel Bennison Daniel Bennison ... Himself
Jeff Bloking Jeff Bloking ... Himself
Kelsey Morgan Buono Kelsey Morgan Buono ... Elan Girl #1
Alec Canarri Alec Canarri ... Himself
Joe D'Ambrosi Joe D'Ambrosi ... Staff
Missy Esty Missy Esty ... Herself
Doug Hannah Doug Hannah ... Himself
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Himself
Dave Hoffman Dave Hoffman ... Himself
Tracy Hutchinson Tracy Hutchinson ... Herself
Derek Loper Derek Loper ... Elan Boy #1
Julie Merar Julie Merar ... Herself
Peter Moore Peter Moore ... Himself
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The Elan School was the last stop. Set deep in the woods of Maine, Elan delivered controversial therapy to troubled teens. It was a meat grinder of raw emotion and harsh discipline. Some say it sold hope; others say it sold Hell.

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What do you do when a good kid goes bad?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color
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The Outsider
Written by Jamie Ungar and Lee Christopher
Produced & Recorded by Sean Hurwitz at Mad Elephant Studios
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Captivating and informative from start to finish.
17 February 2018 | by nelsontylerkSee all my reviews

I know someone who graduated from Elan, and I had always heard stories about it, but I never truly understood them until watching this documentary. Even as someone with no ties to this school on my own, I found this documentary to be a gripping and masterfully assembled film that takes you for a walk into the twisted reality that many unfortunate adolescents had to endure. A truly unique story, paired with excellent execution from a young Director. I expect we will get more excellent films from Director Nilssen in the future!


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