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Capturing the Friedmans [videorecording] / Magnolia Pictures presents a film by Andrew Jarecki ; producers, Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling ; directed by Andrew Jarecki.

Contributor(s): Jarecki, Andrew | Smerling, Marc | Friedman, Jesse | Friedman, Arnold | Friedman, Elaine | Friedman, David | Friedman, Seth | Friedman, Howard | McDermott, John | Galasso, Frances | Onorato, Joseph | Magnolia Pictures | HBO Video (Firm) | Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New York, NY : Burbank, CA : HBO Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004], c2003Edition: Widescreen presentation.Description: 2 videodiscs (108 min., 126 min. of special features) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0783128959.Subject(s): Criminals -- New York (State) -- Great Neck | Sex crimes | Criminal investigation -- New York (State) -- Great Neck | Children in pornographyGenre/Form: Documentary films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 364.3/73
Production Credits: Director of photography, Adolfo Doring ; editor, Richard Hankin ; music, Andrea Morricone.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, 2003: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary (Andrew Jarecki).Cast: Jesse Friedman, Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Howard Friedman, John McDermott, Frances Galasso, Joseph Onorato.Summary: The Friedman's seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth.
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Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by Andrew Jarecki ; Disc 2: unseen home movies from the Friedman house after the police arrived; an altercation at the New York premiere; the original short film that led to the discovery of David Friedman's secret story; Great Neck outraged; new witnesses & evidence; uncut footage of the prosecution's star witness; Friedman family scrapbook and hidden audio tape; Jesse's life story; the judge speaks out at the Great Neck premiere; ROM section with documents from the family and the case.

Director of photography, Adolfo Doring ; editor, Richard Hankin ; music, Andrea Morricone.

Jesse Friedman, Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Howard Friedman, John McDermott, Frances Galasso, Joseph Onorato.

The Friedman's seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.

Closed-captioned; subtitles in English, Spanish, or French.

Sundance Film Festival, 2003: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary (Andrew Jarecki).

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