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An Open Secret (2014)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Crime | June 2015 (USA)
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An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.

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Amy Berg
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Credited cast:
Evan Henzi ... Himself
Michael Egan III ... Himself
Mark Ryan Mark Ryan ... Himself
Joey Coleman Joey Coleman ... Himself
Nicholas Stojanovich Nicholas Stojanovich ... Himself (as Nick Stojanovich)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Bering ... Himself
Todd Bridges ... Himself
Dawn Chmielewski ... Herself
Marc Collins-Rector ... Himself (archive footage)
John Connolly John Connolly ... Himself
Corey Feldman ... Himself (archive footage)
James G. James G.
Michael Harrah ... Himself
Anne Henry Anne Henry ... Herself
David Neuman David Neuman ... Himself (archive footage)
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AN OPEN SECRET looks at the lives of children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any oversight or regard for their safety. It documents not only these young peoples' experiences, but also how some have emerged stronger for their speaking out. It beg the questions of why children working in entertainment aren't afforded the same protections they are afforded at school, and argues for more effective treatment and stronger penalties for child sex offenders.

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The Film Hollywood Doesn't Want You to See See more »

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Documentary | Crime

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Rated PG - 13 for disturbing thematic content involving child sexual abuse and its ramifications | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Un secreto a voces See more »

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Barbara Walters: You're damaging an entire industry.
[to Corey Feldman, in archive footage from an episode of The View, as he talks about the fact that people who abused him and Corey Haim are still working in Hollywood]
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Features Diff'rent Strokes: The Bicycle Man: Part 1 (1983) See more »

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A Call to Arms
Written by Gary Lightbody, John McDaid, Evan Henzi
Performed by Evan Henzi
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Will things ever change?
28 January 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"An Open Secret" is a rather ironic film. After all, it seeks to expose abuse in Hollywood AND it could not find a distributor to release it...which seems to confirm that Hollywood really couldn't care less about the evil that is occuring in its midst. And, while there have been a few complaints that it didn't get every single fact straight (one of the participants later took back some of their comments in the film), it is unique because it even mentions names in the television and movie industry. It is very compelling and you can't blame it for not mentioning everyone...it is at least a good start.

The movie focuses in particular on the experience of five child actors. Most are on hand to tell their story...some is told by family and friends. All point to minimal sentences of many pedophiles and many returning to work in the industry AFTER their convictions!

The film is generally well made and apart from a few edits I might have suggested, is excellent throughout. What I would really love is to see an updated version. Has anything changed since 2014...or is it still business as usual. I can only assume that nothing really has changed and the industry is simply doing lipservice to the problem.

If you want to see this film, it is currently free to watch at Vimeo's website. Again, this is because the film can find no other means of distribution.Not perfect...but very compelling.


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