Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Who do you believe?

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2003-05-30
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 308 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: HBO Documentary Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Andrew Jarecki
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From 308 Ratings


An Oscar nominated documentary about a middle-class American family who is torn apart when the father Arnold and son Jesse are accused of sexually abusing numerous children. Director Jarecki interviews people from different sides of this tragic story and raises the question of whether they were rightfully tried when they claim they were innocent and there was never any evidence against them.

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  • Arnold Friedman

    as Self
  • Elaine Friedman

    as Self
  • Jesse Friedman

    as Self
  • David Friedman

    as Self
  • Seth Friedman

    as Self
Directing Andrew Jarecki Director
Production Andrew Jarecki Producer
Production Marc Smerling Producer
Camera Marc Smerling Additional Photography
Sound Andrea Morricone Music
Editing Richard Hankin Editor
Production Richard Hankin Co-Producer
Camera Adolfo Doring Director of Photography
Crew Robert Warmflash Post Production Supervisor
Sound Peter Waggoner Sound mixer
Sound Ira Spiegel Sound Editor
Sound Marlena Grzaslewicz Sound Editor
Production Thom Little Production Manager
Production Jennifer Rogen Associate Producer
Crew Nancy Baker Creative Consultant
Production Peter Bové Line Producer
Production Jaye Nydick Line Producer
Camera Rossana Rizzo Additional Photography
Camera Aaron Phillips Additional Photography
Camera Brian Jackson Additional Photography
Camera Charlie Beyer Additional Photography
Crew John Gurrin Sound Recordist
Production Tanya Barr Production Manager
Production Jose A. Barrios Production Manager
Production Alex Carone Production Manager
Production Rafael Estrella Production Manager
Production Caroline Findlay Production Manager
Production Christopher J. Grunke Production Manager