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I heard about this case years ago in a true crime book (I think by J. Walsh). I recently was reminded as I heard a Coast to Coast show with the host from Darkness Radio interviewing the filmmakers and Noreen Gosch. It was a really interesting show. I told my Wife about it and then we stumbled onto the film here on Amazon Prime and decided to watch it.First off my heart and Prayers go out to the Gosch Family especially Noreen Gosch who is exceptionally tough and brave for her Son even after all these years. Unfortunately the film wasn't what I expected. ...
This is an excellent movie done in a documentary style of how far law enforcement has come since the 1960's with handling of child kidnapping. It also shows the sacrifices and frustrations of parents trying to find their children. It really opened my eyes.
Growing up in Iowa and just a couple of years older than Johnny, I don't remember a lot of the story so this was a great way to bring the history together.
I am a few years younger than Johnny so I can't say I remember this case. But I do remember the 80's changing from a "safe" place for children to a place parents were constantly in fear for the kids. This documentary really is shocking with how the government handled child abductions prior to reality smacking them in the face...a well made movie that had me wanting to have more info.
Incredible documentary that exposes the dark truth to human trafficing.
An amazing story. Probably the first link in the developed chain of the evolution of attempting to protect children from everything. Also very illustrative of the evil that pedophiles have brought to society. Sick.
I didn't know what to expect... Had I known the dark subject, I may not have watched. I am glad I did. The filmmakers bring a steady, fact based perspective to a story that had defined my childhood and parenthood experiences alike. Must watch.
After watching this powerful documentary I hope, even more than I did before, that the FULL truth of who took Johnny will come to light and maybe, just maybe, Johnny can actually come home because more of the boys caught in this "family" the criminals have forced them to form will come forward.Several times during the viewing I heard myself exclaim, "Holy ***t! Are you kidding me?!?!?" I had followed Noreen's search for Johnny quite closely since I was just a year younger than Johnny and living in nearby Norwalk when he was taken and there were a number of details which I had never heard.Watch this! ...
I've always been a fan of true crime TV shows and documentaries, and waited way too long to watch this excellent film by Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley. Finally (and well-deservedly) available here and on Netflix, it's a compelling story that ended up really surprising me with many of the disturbing facts presented – the poor treatment of Johnny's case and his family over the years by police and the FBI, not to mention the discovery of an extensive child porn/human trafficking ring that spans the country to serve rich and powerful clients.The cast of players in this story are compelling and interesting, and presented with care and respect. ...
I guess I don't know how much is true or not true. I also can't imagine losing a child like that or what I would believe or say or whatever as years go on. I also know the story presented is not unheard of. So I struggled with this one. I struggled with how much am I willing to believe. If I just went with it I found myself getting more angry domestic child trafficking (which I know is more widespread than people want to admit) and the associated cover up. When they went to that house... I don't know. This left me with a lot of questions and ...
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An Interview with Anna Szapiro and Johnny Smith: Making the Move from Philadelphia to New York - DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)
DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)
An Interview with Anna Szapiro and Johnny Smith: Making the Move from Philadelphia to New York
DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)
Following a year of critical acclaim in Philadelphia, which culminated in nominations for both for the Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble, the talented young couple Anna Zaida Szapiro (nominated for A Knee That Can Bend with Orbiter 3) and Johnny Smith ...
'Who Took Johnny': The Documentary About The Infamous Cold Case Is Now On Netflix - Decider
'Who Took Johnny': The Documentary About The Infamous Cold Case Is Now On Netflix
The film is insightful, heartfelt, and highly emotional. Though it does not have all the answers to Johnny Gosch's tragic disappearance, it does shed some new found light on a case that changed how missing children cases are handled. Who Took Johnny ...