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Capturing the Friedmans

2003 Rated UR 1hr 47m

A family in crisis is "captured" through home video in this searing documentary about the Friedmans, an upper-middle-class family who found their world turned upside down when father and son were charged with child molestation in 1987. The media inundated the airwaves with coverage of the alleged crime, but some of the best footage -- seen here publicly for the first time -- was shot by the Friedman family members themselves.

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Movie Details

2003 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
2004 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature nominee
Unrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.