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In a middle class suburb, bored teens experiment with drinking and drugs in this true story. When tempers become inflamed, one boy dies in a brawl. He happens to be the son of an LA police officer. The ensuing trial sends four teenage boys to prison for life without parole, regardless of who wielded the knife.

Aired on Starz! True Stories August, 2004 - August' 2005

Won: Golden Satellite Award, 2001 - Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Boston Film Festival "Phoenix" Pic, 2000 "Reckless Indifference blurs the line between right and wrong for all the right reasons."
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"A highly impactful gut and heart-wrenching story that hits all-too-close to home, Reckless Indifference is a film you will find yourself thinking about long after you’ve seen it. Director William Gazecki uses his storytelling prowess to weave both sides of this teen-drug-death-injustice tragedy into a powerfully moving experience that is sure to keep you fully engaged with its intensity."
– Judy Tamashiro, Grassroots Cinema

Oscar Buzz for Reckless (originally on

Daily Variety Film Review (originally on names Reckless Indifference among his Best Doc Oscar Pics!

The Acorn, Agoura Hills, CA:
"Reckless Indifference" appeared recently at two emotionally charged screenings in Los Angeles."
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