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Frontline: The Interrupters
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  • Sales Rank:66,264
  • Format:Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Subtitled), English (Original Language)
  • Number Of Discs:1
  • Running Time:127 Minutes
  • Rating:NR (Not Rated)
  • Region:1
  • Discs:1
  • Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5
  • Release Date:February 14, 2012
  • UPC:841887016377
  • EAN:0841887016377
  • ASIN:B006JN8748
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  • Brand Name: PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE Mfg#: 841887016377
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs
  • Genre: Television: PBS
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The Interrupters follows three individuals who with bravado, humility, and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this is an intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities.

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The Interrupters
by A kids review (February 14, 2012) 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
Informative, compelling chronicle of 'Mission Impossible' team of 'Violence Interrupters', in inner city Chicago
by Turfseer (February 14, 2012) 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

'The Interrupters' is an excellent documentary about a group called CeaseFire, which primarily employs streetwise, ex-cons as 'Violence Interrupters' on the tough streets of inner city Chicago. The 'Interrupters' are reformed criminals who know the lingo of the street and go around trying to defuse potential confrontations from occurring, cooling down members of their community, who often become enraged due to minor sleights which are misinterpreted as major signs of disrespect.

The group is led by Tio Hardiman, an ex-petty street criminal who later earned a Master's Degree and now heads a "Mission Impossible" team who are 'on call' to nip any potential violent incident in the bud. Remarkably, during a staff meeting shown at the beginning of the documentary, a fight develops right outside where the Interrupters are discussing strategy, and they rush out to quell the violence which involves one youth threatening another... Read more
Heroes saving kids' lives in modern America
by David Gertler (March 9, 2013) 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Just amazing. The tragedy of youth violence, the redemption of the teenage thugs who grew up to become "interrupters", the real daily nitty-gritty life in these vibrant but dangerous Chicago streets ... it's all here.

Like James's earlier "Hoop Dreams", this movie is not purely about happy-sappy feel-good endings; there's progress, there's frustration, and you know that tomorrow will bring gunshots and ambulances and crying mothers within blocks of where this was all filmed. But the way this group of brave people worked to make small differences (that can add up to big changes) left me awed. Cobe and Ameena and Eddie will stick with you as examples of what young hoodlums can grow up to be ... and why we shouldn't give up on even "hopeless" kids.

Yeah, the movie did run a bit long, but I was so glad I stuck with it to hear the incendiary "Flamo" talk about how one interrupter was so persistent, like a fly buzzing around his ear while he slept. In a Hollywood... Read more
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