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Leaving Neverland (2019)

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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

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Oprah Winfrey interviews the men who allege child sexual abuse by pop legend Michael Jackson in the documentary Leaving Neverland (2019) and she also interviews the director of the film.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, Dan Reed, Wade Robson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Wade Robson ... Himself
Joy Robson ... Herself, mother of Wade Robson
Chantal Robson ... Herself - Sister of Wade
Jimmy Safechuck ... Himself (as James Safechuck)
Stephanie Safechuck Stephanie Safechuck ... Herself / Mother of James Safechuck
Macaulay Culkin ... Himself (archive footage)
Lisa Marie Presley ... Herself / Former Wife of Michael (archive footage)
Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage)
Laura Primak Laura Primak ... Herself / Wife of Jimmy Safechuck
Amanda Rodriguez Amanda Rodriguez ... Herself / Sister of Wade (as Amanda Robson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Allred ... Herself / Lawyer of Jordan Chandler (archive footage)
Gavin Arvizo Gavin Arvizo ... Himself / Accuser of Michael Jackson (archive footage)
Brett Barnes Brett Barnes ... Himself (archive footage)
Wolf Blitzer ... Himself / Correspondent (archive footage)
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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Leaving Neverland See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Runtime:

| (2 parts) (TV)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck were in tears for practically the entire 4 hour running time at the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

During the 17 month filming of these interviews, James Safechuck's furniture, undershirt, socks, and foliage on the fence outside is a glaringly obvious. See more »

Quotes

Wade Robson: He was one of the kindest, most gentle, loving, caring people I knew. He helped me... tremendously. He helped me with my career. He helped me with my creativity. With all those sorts of things. And he also sexually abused me... for seven years.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 6 March 2019 (2019) See more »

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Bad
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Performed by Michael Jackson
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Superfan here who is changing his mind after seeing this documentary...
6 March 2019 | by danikbpSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Michael Jackson and I wasn't in the US at the time of the scandals so I missed all the media coverage and seeing this documentary was an eye opening experience. Understanding MJ's life, however, was not as important as my realization and understanding of sexual abuse and the life long lasting physiological effect it has on people. I feel a little ashamed for defending MJ for so many years as I was convinced these gentlemen were speaking the truth. You can't make this up with so much detail that matches the documented parts of his life. The entire family feels shaken up when they portray their experience and I just can't imagine that all members of two families would be such good actors to make this all up. I am certain there will be much more talk about this documentary but I hope these gents and many other victims who watch this piece will benefit from it on their journey of healing. I wouldn't have watched it, had it not involved MJ and now I am educated about sexual abuse. So some good came out of it. I hope more people watch it.


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