The Murder of Stephen Lawrence Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Murder of Stephen Lawrence the Movie

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Institutional racism is explored in this fact-based drama about the 1993 murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence (Black) in London. Lawrence is waiting at a bus stop when he is attacked by five teenaged neo-Nazis. His Jamaican-born parents (Baptiste and Quarshie) seek justice but are treated indifferently by the police. Then the charges against the suspects are thrown out for lack of evidence and the Lawrences insist on a private prosecution (civil suit) that studies the incompetent police investigation.


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Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

True Crime, London, African America, Homicide, Skinheads, Justice Prevails...?, Cops
Paul Greengrass
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hugh Quarshie, Leon Black, Joseph Kpobie, Kenneth Cranham, David Calder
Ivan Strasburg
Paul Greengrass

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