The Central Park Five Movie

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Who's Involved:

Ken Burns

Release Date:

Friday, November 23, 2012 (Limited)

Rating: NR

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the “crime of the century” and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five eachspent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice.

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Ken Burns


Ken Burns


Ken Burns



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Key Facts

  1. Ken Burns' first theatrical release since HUEY LONG in 1985.

Filming Timeline

On or about September 28, 2012, the film was in Completed status.

The Central Park Five Release Date: When was it released?

The Central Park Five was released in 2012 on Friday, November 23, 2012 (Limited release). There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Hitchcock and Rust & Bone.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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