Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge

1999

Crime / Drama

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IMDb Rating 6.6 10 501

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Cast

Ally Sheedy as Det. Kelly Brooks
Eric Stoltz as Bob Laurino / Narrator
Brendan Fehr as Barry Bennett
Lochlyn Munro as Officer Balke
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870.1 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
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29.97 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 5 / 7
1.58 GB
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English 2.0
NR
29.97 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 4 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by WendyOh! 10 / 10

A really good film.

I don't care that it's "only" a television movie, this movie is really good. Based on a true story, turned into a book and now this film, it stars Heather Matarazzo as an abused retarded high school girl. She just wants people to like her, so she 'goes along' with her rape, in a very disturbing scene, kind of shocking for television, not titalating at all. The supporting cast is wonderful. Ally Sheedy and Eric Stoltz are the adults in the piece, in charge of bringing the teens who did this awful crime to justice, and they are really good. So are the teen jocks who rape her. A good lesson in safety and 'fitting in', well told, good music and direction, overall this is a very good production and all should be proud to have done it.

Reviewed by MarieGabrielle 10 / 10

"that would never happen in this neighborhood"... Compelling and disturbing...

This film deals with the true case that occurred in Glen Ridge, New Jersey with the graduating class of 1989. Obviously, what the students did to this girl is disturbing and inexcusable. What is also offensive is the attitude of the community, school and parents; the denial and discrimination.

Eric Stoltz is excellent as prosecutor Dan Laurino,who empathizes with the victim (well-done by Heather Matarazzo). The character Ally Sheedy portrays is a detective who used to work in NYC, and is now on the task force, prosecuting the members of the football team who took part in the gang-rape of a mentally disabled student.

There is much denial and deferral of responsibility, the group mentality of "don't make waves" and the accusations that, as an unstable person, the character Matarazzo portrays had deserved, and even asked for, what happened to her. It is the utmost disgrace that American communities like this still react this way.

The next time you see a tragedy in the local news, and a neighbor comments they couldn't believe it happened in his/her neighborhood, chalk it up to the mechanism of denial; the fact that people cannot comprehend such things does not mean they are not happening every day, and that we need stricter laws protecting the disabled. 10/10

Reviewed by khatcher-2 6 / 10

Brilliant portrayal of a mentally retarded girl by 17-year-old Heather Matarazzo

Despite being `only' a telefilm, which in itself is usually a guider to something rather stylised to set patterns and formulas, whatever the content may be, `Our Guys' turns out to be something rather special. It is not due to the supporting cast: they did their job well, even very well; It is not even due to the director, Guy Ferland or even Paul Brown's adaptation of the book by Bernie Lefkowitz: again well carried out. What does make this telefilm stand out is the then seventeen-year-old Heather Matarazzo. Her interpretation of a somewhat backward adolescent was simply brilliant. Showing immense intelligence she was able to keep her performance under control as it was never overdramatized; from joyousness to deep grief and all the other feelings that can be shown on screen, Matarazzo, with Ferland's equally intelligent directing, gave a superbly convincing interpretation without the slightest hint of ridiculising the personality and character of any person who may be unfortunate enough to be mentally retarded. Almost an impossible rôle, but this young actress showed great maturity at such a young age. I hope a few more of her films reach us here in this corner of Europe.

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