This is a great movie from director James Goldstone which was filmed in Gadsden, Alabama, USA and won the Won Primetime Emmy award. Kent State was released on 8 February 1981 and it was maybe Goldstones best movie in his career. The actors in the movie are unfamiliar to me except for Charley Lang who played in series like NYPD Blue and other new series.
What I like about this movie is the fact that this film is based on a true story about the student protests at Kent University in Ohio. It is quite noticeable to see that the actors are not experienced but it does not matter if the actors donâ€™t offer Oscar performance here, the thing which is really important in this movie is the fact that it is based on a true story how 4 students got killed by National Guardsmen. It is important to watch this movie to learn about American history and the reason behind this tragedy. Joseph Kelner also wrote a book about this movie which is based on this traffic accident. I suggest that you check them both out, especially of are an American and you havenâ€™t seen this movie yet or read the book.