Indictment: The McMartin Trial

Directed by Mick Jackson
Starring James Woods

Warner Home Video | June 1, 2004 | DVD

Not yet rated | write a review
In 1983, a worried mother phoned the police claiming that her little boy had been abused at his day-care center. This simple call led to an investigation of the McMartin family, who ran the center, and several members of their staff. The only problem was, the initial accuser had a prior history of leveling abuse charges -- and these defendants were not guilty. "Indictment: the McMartin Trial" follows the series of events that unfolded after the initial complaint: the vigorous interrogations led by a zealous but inexperienced social worker (in which the young interviewees began to spin increasingly fanciful tales), and the persistent prosecution led by a stubborn D.A. who would not listen to her co-workers' growing doubts. Caught in the middle were the McMartins, incarcerated during the entire proceedings because the judge did not grant them bail...

Video Release: June 1, 2004

Runtime: 132

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 026359122620

save
15%

On re-order This popular item is currently out of stock, but we're bringing it back. Check back soon. Hurry, only 0 left! Not yet released

$18.69  ea

Online Price

$21.99 List Price

Cart

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Indictment: The McMartin Trial

Directed by Mick Jackson
Starring James Woods

Video Release: June 1, 2004

Runtime: 132

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 026359122620


Edition Description
  • Stereo
  • Color
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

In 1983, a worried mother phoned the police claiming that her little boy had been abused at his day-care center. This simple call led to an investigation of the McMartin family, who ran the center, and several members of their staff. The only problem was, the initial accuser had a prior history of leveling abuse charges -- and these defendants were not guilty. "Indictment: the McMartin Trial" follows the series of events that unfolded after the initial complaint: the vigorous interrogations led by a zealous but inexperienced social worker (in which the young interviewees began to spin increasingly fanciful tales), and the persistent prosecution led by a stubborn D.A. who would not listen to her co-workers' growing doubts. Caught in the middle were the McMartins, incarcerated during the entire proceedings because the judge did not grant them bail...

Description

In this shocking true story Woods plays attorney Danny Davis, who defended the McMartin family against child-abuse charges in the longest, most expensive, and most futile trial in American history. Produced by Oliver Stone.

Notes

Co-produced in Los Angeles by Abby Mann Productions and Breakheart Films. Aired originally on HBO May 20, 1995. Broadcast journalists Ted Koppel, Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Geraldo Rivera are all scene on taped footage from their respective news shows. Additional cast: Scott Armstrong (Sean) and Roberta Bassin (Judy Johnson).
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart