Indictment: The McMartin Trial
|Indictment: The McMartin Trial|
|Distributed by||mediacs AG|
|Directed by||Mick Jackson|
|Produced by||Diana Pokorny|
|Written by||Abby Mann
|Music by||Peter Rodgers Melnick|
|Editing by||Richard A. Harris|
|Running time||135 minutes|
A defense lawyer (played by James Woods) defends an average American family from shocking allegations of child abuse and satanic rituals. After seven years and $16 million, the trial ends with the dismissal of all charges.
John J. O'Connor, writing for The New York Times:
|“||This is a portrait of mass hysteria, fueled by panic-stricken parents, overzealous prosecutors, irresponsible talk shows and an out-of-control tabloid press..."Is Indictment balanced? Is it fair to the other side? No. As Mr. [Abby] Mann puts it, "What other side?" Watch it and shudder."||”|
Also writing for The New York Times, Seth Mydans said:
|“||The film makes no pretense at objectivity: There are good guys in the McMartin saga, and there are very, very bad guys..." He adds "Nor does the film try to examine difficult issues. It is a drama not so much about the painful process of assessing children's stories of abuse or about the fear and guilt their parents feel but about the destructiveness of a system run amok.||”|
- O'Connor, John J. (1995-05-19). "The Horrors Behind The McMartin Trial". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- Mydans, Seth (1995-05-14). "A Child-Abuse Case, in the Eyes of the Accused". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- Baringer, S (2004). The metanarrative of suspicion in late twentieth century America. Routledge. p. 71. ISBN 0-415-97076-8.
- Indictment: The McMartin Trial at the Internet Movie Database
- Indictment: The McMartin Trial at allmovie
- Indictment: The McMartin Trial at Rotten Tomatoes
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