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Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999) (TV)

Director:
Guy Ferland

COUNTRY
USA/Canada

Genre
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
-

RUNNING TIME
90 minutes

Producer:
Philip Kleinbart
Screenwriter:
Bernard Lefkowitz
Paul Brown


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Det. Kelly Brooks Ally Sheedy
Leslie Faber Heather Matarazzo
Mrs. Ros Faber Sara Botsford -
Paul Archer Scott Vickaryous -
Bob Laurino Eric Stoltz
Lt. Frank Bennett Eric Keenleyside
Mr. Faber Michael Tomlinson -
Mr. Doug Archer Art Hindle -
Mrs. Archer Gwynyth Walsh -
Barry Bennett Brendan Fehr -
Chris Archer Tygh Runyan -
John Tierney Kett Turton -

 

Review

This is a classically constructed based-on-true-events TV-movie from the 1990s, with all that this entails, but it's also fairly well-acted, fairly well-balanced and undoubtedly interesting in its discussions on where to draw the line regarding victims and perpetrators in cases of (alleged) sexual abuse between teenagers. Our Guys recognizes the difficulties involved when mental disability, budding sexuality and peer pressure is mixed into a hotchpotch of boundary-crossing and bad decisions. There are no winners in this story, despite what the parents of these kids so desperately want to cling onto. A committed performance by Ally Sheedy, a sensitive one by Eric Stoltz, and a highly impressive one by Heather Matarazzo as the girl elevates this effective drama.

Copyright 10.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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