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Capturing the Friedmans - Movie Synopsis & Plot

In the mid 1980's, the Friedmans seemed like the normal upper-middleclass family. The father, Arnold, was an award-winning computer teacher, and his wife Elaine ran a toddler childcare group. They had three sons, David, Jesse and Seth, and lived in a nice home in Great Neck, NY. However, in late 1987, all of that came crumbling down when Arnold and 18-year old Jesse Friedman were charged with sodomizing many of the young boys in Arnold's computer class. In a heartbeat, the family began to crumble as the testimonies of the children mounted, depicting horrible events that were done upon them. Still, to this day, many members of the family insist that the charges were false.

MOVIE REVIEW

Documentaries come in all sizes and flavors, but few tell as sad of a story - or, for that matter, raise as many questions - as that of the Friedmans. There is no surprise that Capturing the Friedmans was nominated for an Oscar.
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