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Frontline: The Interrupters

Frontline: The Interrupters
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  • Format:Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Subtitled), English (Original Language)
  • 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 5.3 x 0.7
  • Release Date:February 14, 2012
  • MPN:17017
  • UPC:841887016377
  • EAN:0841887016377
  • ASIN:B006JN8748
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  • Brand Name: PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE Mfg#: 00017017
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
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  • 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) 8 of 9 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
Compelling, heartbreaking, and beautifully told
by A. Brown (June 27, 2013) 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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