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Scared Straight!

1978 Rated NR 1hr 30m

Peter Falk hosts this groundbreaking documentary that won an Oscar and eight Emmys in 1978. The film follows 17 juvenile delinquents who are taken inside a maximum-security prison and brought face to face with the "Lifers," a group of hardened convicts who describe their nightmarish prison life in gruesome detail in an attempt to scare the teen lawbreakers into going straight. Also includes the follow-up program Scared Straight! 20 Years Later.

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Movie Details

Awards
1979 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature
Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

No

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; Scared Straight! 20 Years Later follow-up documentary; filmmaker biography.