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Scared Straight

1 hour 38 minutes

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Clips from the original 1978 Scared Straight program and interviews with the same participants 20 years later illustrate the program's impact on troubled teens. Contains street language and profanity.

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Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

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Men in hazmat suits and firemen's uniforms sort through a pile of debris. Caption. The Explosives Unit is searching the wreckage.
51 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two people wearing gloves and examining human bones. Caption: no bones were fractured.
51 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black teenagers in white shirts, green bowties and cumberbands carrying a casket. Caption. Tommer as narrator. And when you're silent, you see what happens.
17 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A man in a white lab coat looking into a microscope. Caption: Examination back in the lab can confirm the species of fern.
44 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Crowded hallway of walking teenage boys and girls. Caption. If kids talk about suicide or violence or things like that.
20 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman and man in taekwondo outfits with black belts. Caption. We want to emphasize the weapons you always have.
30 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of woman with short brown hair, red lipstick, hoop earrings, and a white collared shirt talking in front of several papers hanging from a cork board. Caption. School, or their parents.
Real Life Teens
Episode 4
21 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white surveillance frame of a person wearing dark clothes and a backpack reaching down to open a door. Caption. To see through smoke and darkness.
12 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Two people walking down a hallway. Caption: we chat with DNA scientist Bruce Jackson,
Scientists & Engineers On Sofas (And Other Furnishings)
Episode 1
7 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of woman, bent forward and speaking down at camera. Caption. We'll have fun. Come with me.
10 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5