The Central Park Five (2012)

Central Park Five
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Documentary, Historical
Keywords crime, historical
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Raymond Santana Actor Himself 1 1000001
Kevin Richardson Actor Himself 1 1000002
Yusef Salaam Actor Himself 1 1000003
Korey Wise Actor Himself 1 1000004
Ed Koch Actor Himself 1 1000005
David Dinkins Actor Himself 1 1000006
Ken Burns Director n/a 2 2000001
David McMahon Director n/a 2 2000002
Sarah Burns Director n/a 2 2000003
David McMahon Producer n/a 3 3000001
Sarah Burns Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ken Burns Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ken Burns Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
David McMahon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ken Burns Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Sarah Burns Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Buddy Squires Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Anthony Savini Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Michael Levine Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
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 each spent between six 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 film 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.