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Outcry

Season 1
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2020TV-MA
A high school football star is convicted of a heinous crime.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Outcry: 101
    July 5 2020
    57min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A high school football star is convicted of a shocking crime. Premiere.
  2. 2. Outcry: 102
    July 12 2020
    60min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A new lawyer attempts to prove Greg Kelley's innocence.
  3. 3. Outcry: 103
    July 19 2020
    1 h 4 min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A new hearing reveals holes in Greg's case.
  4. 4. Outcry: 104
    July 26 2020
    59min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Greg and his supporters demand a probe into the Cedar Park P.D.
  5. 5. Outcry: 105
    August 2 2020
    60min
    TV-MA
    Audio languages
    English
    A decision is finally handed down, and Greg's fate is determined. Finale

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  1. Bonus: Trailer: Outcry
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    July 1 2020
    2min
    TV-MA
    Audio languages
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    OUTCRY examines the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley, his controversial conviction and the quest for truth and justice as the case unfolds. Watch the 5-part series on SHOWTIME.

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Directors
Pat Kondelis
Producers
Pat KondelisMichael H. RockafellowJody M. WingroveStephen GermerStephen EspinozaVinnie Malhotra
Season year
2020
Network
Showtime Networks Inc.
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Mike MReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
ABSOULTELY AMAZING!
WOW.....I have seen ALL the crime documentaries over the years....The Staircase, Killer Inside: Aaron Hernandez, The Keepsrs, Making a Murderer and this is by far the BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN. Watch this and you will not be disappoointed. I truly believe this documentary will get critical acclaim in the year ahead. EXTREMELY well done. I found myself getting so pissed off as i watched the absolute atrocious way the Cedar Park police department and District attorney conducted this investigation and prosecution. Hats off to the second district attorney who was elected Shawn Dick who is a true man of integrity. I dont see why more district attorneys can not conduct themselves with the professionalism and moral compass like this guy has,
32 people found this helpful
AudraReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great doc
Verified purchase
Great true crime!
2 people found this helpful
Paul AllaerReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 stars... Explosive true crime TV mini-series that will leave you floored. Must-see!
"Outcry" (2020 release; 5 episodes of 60 min. each) is a TV documentary series about erstwhile Texas high school football star Greg Kelley. As Episode 1 opens, it is "2013-07-23" and we see a social worker interview a young boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old, who gives the outcry statement. The boy talks about what Greg (allegedly) has done to him (sexual abuse although of course those are not the words used by the boy). We then step back and are introduced to Greg, a talented HS football player at Leander HS (in affluent and suburban Austin, TX) who seems to have everything going for him: a beautiful girlfriend, parents who love him, etc. When the explosive allegations are made against Greg by not one, but two young boys, the Williamson Country District Attorney's office springs into action. We are reminded that the DA's office in the late 1980s prosecuted a man for the murder of his wife, putting him in jail, when in fact the husband was innocent all along (and finally freed 25 years later). At this point we are less than 15 min. into Episode 1.

Couple of comments: let me state upfront that I had zero knowledge of these events prior to watching the opening episode of this TV documentary. The allegations are so explosive that they need to be carefully considered, that much is clear. At the same time, the accused is maintaining his innocence high and low, as are the people (including family and friends, and later a larger community) around him. What to make of this? To be honest, I haven't the faintest idea (my gut tells me that based on what I saw in Episode 1, the guy is innocent, but I could be completely wrong on this). I can't wait to see hot all of this is going to play out in the next 4 episodes (of about an hour each). All I know is this: this is riveting and must-see TV, period.

"Outcry" premiered this weekend on Showtime, and new episodes air on Sunday evenings at 10 pm Eastern time (now available on SHO on Demand and other streaming services). If you like true crime documentaries, by all means I encourage you to check this out and draw your own conclusion.

UPDATE 7/7/20 I've just binge-watched the other 4 episodes on SHO On Demand. There are no words. This turns out to be a legal and emotional rollercoaster you couldn't make up in your wildest dreams. Kudos to the documentary production crew which spent YEARS following this and then bringing it to us. This is must-see, period.
18 people found this helpful
johnny OReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Riveting-Must see TV
I watched the entire documentary and I kept thinking that what happened to this young football star could have happened to my sons or to anyone else for that matter. A series of bad luck, horrific Detective work, apathetic defense attorney and the good ole boy network of D.A's and Judges who were D.A.'s at one time all came down like an avalanche and buried this young kid into an absolute nightmare. The young man, Greg Kelley was a football star in high school with a great future ahead of him. He had a stable family and was very well liked and admired in the community. His NAME came up as the person who sexually abused a 4 year old boy. His NAME!!!!!! Besides the horrific Detective work there was other police work that was done to firm up the evidence against Kelley. The new D.A. who ran on a no nonsense law and order platform ran with this "evidence", indicted Kelley and he went to trial. His defense attorney went through the motions missing out on numerous things that could have bolstered the reasonable doubt need. Kelley gets convicted and is sentenced to 25 years. The community stands behind him and a stranger becomes his advocate and the story remains in the headlines. Enter Keith Hampton, a well renown defense attorney in that area and Hampton begins the task of trying to prove that Kelley was wrongfully convicted. Herculean task at best. How many Greg Kelley's are in the system ? One is too many but my guess is that there are thousands throughout the country. In my prior professional career I had seen 13 people wrongfully convicted get out of jail because they were innocent. In 9 of those 13 people, the D.A.'s Office had failed to turn over evidence favorable to the defense to the defense which is known as a Brady violation. I always thought that was a serious charge against the D.A. but nothing ever happened to any of the D.A's who violated. My guess is that if there's no serious consequence to those D.A.'s those Brady violations will continue so the D.A.'s can get the 'WIN". I never considered myself naive but after seeing shows like this one and living through the 13 wrongful convictions I observed , I was in disbelief on how hard the D.A.'s offices dug in to protect the conviction regardless of the overwhelming evidence showing the wrong person was in jail. Pretty sickening ! This young man was very lucky he had a guardian angel named Keith Hampton who fought and fought and fought and even when Kelley was released from prison he had to wait 2 years for the Texas court of appeals to make the final decision and there was a definite possibility that "they" (former D.A's) could have banned together and put him right back in jail. They didn't and he is free but that nightmare of what he went through will never leave him. I keep hearing that we haver the best judicial system in the world ! Hmmmmmmm, may want to speak with Mr. Kelley and the 13 people I mentioned.
14 people found this helpful
MichelleReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch this with eyes wide open
Unfortunately loved this documentary. I say unfortunately because this horrific story of two kids (Greg) included were failed by our police and justice system. This documentary was very well done as it allowed for all sides to speak and weigh in on their opinions. It also broke down what would seem very complicated for most to understand about the legal process and the judicial system as a whole in a way that was easy to digest. Overall a must see film and a reminder that you need to hold public officials accountable on all sides.
16 people found this helpful
JasonReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Example Of How Our System Depends Too Heavily On The Individual - Some Great, Some Terrible!
FULL OF SPOILERS:
This could happen to anyone in America. If you get a poor police investigation, followed by a corrupt DA and a pathetic excuse for a defense attorney. You are going to prison. Not for committing a crime, but because these hacks are too small and petty to care about anyone other than themselves.

Our criminal justice system completely lacks the accountability necessary to weed these people out, or motivate them to do better.

Chris Dailey is not only dumb as a rock, but corrupt on top of it. How is this guy still wearing a badge?

Original DA is a mute point. She committed suicide.

Pathetic Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale and City Council members did NOTHING until docuseries was released.

Patricia Cummings (original defense attorney) is one of the worst! The amount of selfishness in this woman's heart is terrifying. She is completely unable to hold herself accountable. The mere accusation of not providing acceptable legal council will garner her full wrath.

Then there is the Texas Ranger, Cody Mitchell! Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?? I don't know, this guys should probably be investigated. His behavior was very odd. Did he not fabricate evidence... the adult friend finder accounts?!?!

On a positive note, the second DA, Shawn Dick, was great. He was genuinely opened minded. Judge King who listened to the writ of habeas corpus was fantastic. The Court of Criminal Appeals did good minus a couple of issues. And Keith Hampton, 2nd defense attorney, was a rock star.

Most disturbing, from a system perspective, is none of the people mentioned in the above paragraph would have been part of it, if not for the self-appointed activist, Jake Brydon. What he managed to accomplish is absolutely amazing.
4 people found this helpful
MLCN89Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
OUTCRY IS AN APT ADJECTIVE FOR THIS INJUSTICE!
This was the first I heard about this case. The producers/director/etc. did an amazing job in capturing the nuances of this horrible event with an even more horrific outcome of injustice. I knew what the basis of the documentary was about, so from the very first glimpse into the accused Mr. Kelley I had already summed up the situation correctly. The boys were indeed abused but the wrong man was being accused. Not because he is the favored and handsome high school football player; but his entire demeanor AND the most obvious being his schedule just screams he's not a pedophile or any type of criminal. It's like the police didn't even try to see if he was even around during the incidences of the abuse (and with his football schedule, that would have been an obvious thread to pick up and dissect to see if he had the means). I read more about the case after watching the documentary and it said his rights weren't violated on behalf of the police department. Im going to beg to differ on that because they did NOT conduct a thorough investigation. Isn't that a violation when the police do not conduct a thorough investigation? Aside from the boys testimony, they had no proof. The one child even mentioned a pair of pajamas worn by his abuser. I could go on forever on this, and one last thing in regards to that gym owner.... I hope his business flops. That was a blatant fabrication for cheap advertisement for his gym.
From start to finish it didn't take more than a second to figure out the case. My only problem was who actually did the abuse, I knew it had to be someone in the daycare I just didn't know exactly which individual.
I just feel so bad for Mr. Kelley because he will always be stigmatized by this accusation and the long term affects I'm sure will always be there as well. Even though 100% innocent, you just can't un ring that bell; and people suck. I do wish him the best and hope that he retains a positive outlook that he had prior to this unfortunate injustice and may Cedar Park reward him tremendously for what they did to him.
3 people found this helpful
Ron BlachmanReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Our system is not built for justice, this case exposes the problems but WE HAVE TO CHANGE IT!
If you look at other legal systems, e.g. England's The investigative resources are separated from the constabulary and are under the courts, not a prosecutor's office. A defender is involved from the start in the process of getting court permission for investigative procedures. Our system, in contrast is designed to give a big head start to the police, within the constabulary and under the authority of a prosecutor. It is noy designed for justice, rather it is designed for convictions.

In this case, young Greg Kelly is a very sympathetic victim of the system. Young, polite, hard working and dedicated to his vocation in football and admired to the point of hero-worship for his accomplishments. And, he is respectably part of the prosperous middle class, white, Christian power structure of his little Texas Town. His unjust trial and conviction aroused an enormous and sympathetic movement in his favor. Without this he'd never have been given a chance.

So what happens when comparably bad police, prosecution and defense send to prison someone without Greg's cachet? Some ordinary schlub, someone without Greg's support system? What if they haven't his education and manners. What if they are "lower-class" than Greg? What if they're black?
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