The Interrupters

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Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

Summary: The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape. (Kartemquin Films)

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Runtime: 125 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence and some language.
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Production: Kartemquin Films
Genre: Documentary
Home Release Date: Feb 14, 2012
Director Credit
Steve James Director
Producer Credit
Alex Kotlowitz Producer
Gordon Quinn Executive Producer
Justine Nagan Executive Producer
Paul Taylor Executive Producer
Steve James Producer
Teddy Leifer Executive Producer
Zak Piper Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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