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The Central Park Five (2012)

NR 11/23/2012 (US) Documentary 1h 59m


In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, this is the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

  1. Ken Burns

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Sarah Burns

    Director, Screenplay

  3. David McMahon

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Antron McCray

    Himself (voice)

  2. Kevin Richardson


  3. Yusef Salaam


  4. Raymond Santana


  5. Kharey Wise


  6. Matias Reyes

    Himself (archive footage)

  7. Jim Dwyer

    Himself - New York Times

  8. Angela Black

    Herself - Kevin's Sister

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The Central Park Five
The Central Park Five

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $273,747.00


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