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Title Scared straight! / an Arnold Shaprio production in association with Paramount Stations Group, Inc. ; written, directed, and produced by Arnold Shapiro.

Publication Info. New York : Docurama, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD 364.36 SCA    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Scared straight! originally produced as a motion picture in 1978.
Special features include Scared Straight! 20 years later; filmmaker biography, interactive menus, and scene selection.
Credits Director of photography, William Moffitt (Scared straight!), Jim Arnold (Scared straight! 20 years later) ; edited by Bob Niemack (Scared straight!), Sharon Rennert (Scared straight! 20 years later) ; music by John Thomas & Marie Maxwell.
Performer Scared straight! hosted by Peter Falk ; Scared straight! 20 years later hosted by Danny Glover.
Summary Scared straight! profiles a unique juvenile crime-prevention program at New Jersey's Rahway maximum-security prison, recounting the day seventeen teenage lawbreakers spent inside the prison with the some of New Jersey's most dangerous criminals. In an attempt to scare the kids out of their criminal ways, prisoners took turns describing prison life, emphasizing it's worst features. Scared straight! 20 years later traces the subsequent lives of the teens and convicts featured in the original documentary.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital stereo.
Awards Academy Award, Best Documentary, Features, 1979.
Note GMD: DVD videorecording.
Subject State Prison, Rahway, N.J.
Crime prevention -- New Jersey -- Rahway.
Imprisonment -- New Jersey -- Rahway.
Prisoners -- New Jersey -- Rahway -- Attitudes.
Juvenile delinquents -- United States -- Attitudes.
Prison visits -- New Jersey -- Rahway.
Documentary films.
Added Author Shapiro, Arnold, 1941-
Falk, Peter, 1927-2011.
Glover, Danny.
Moffitt, William, approximately 1660-1768.
Arnold, Jim.
Niemack, Robert.
Rennert, Sharon.
Thomas, John.
Maxwell, Marie.
Arnold Shapiro Productions.
Paramount Stations Group, Inc.
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group.
ISBN 0767057554
Standard No. 767685955833
Music No. NVG-9558 New Video
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