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 Central Park Five Plot: What's the story?
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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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Central Park Five?
- Ken Burns' first theatrical release since HUEY LONG in 1985.
Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Central Park Five?
A look at the The Central Park Five behind-the-scenes crew and production team.
Production Timeline: When did the The Central Park Five come together?
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 in limited movie theaters. There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Rust & Bone and Hitchcock.
- United States
- November 23, 2012 Limited
- November 23, 2012
When will the movie be on DVD?Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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