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The Crime of the Century (2021 - 2021)

The Crime of the Century (2021 - 2021)




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HBO's THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY, a two-part documentary directed by Emmy® and Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (HBO's "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," "Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief") is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates. Exploring the origins, extent and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America's opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere.

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Critics Consensus: Difficult, but necessary, The Crime of the Century interrogates the origins of the opioid crisis, raising big questions that will likely leave viewers wondering why something hasn't been done about this sooner.

2021, HBO, 2 episodes


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Series Details

TV Network: HBO
Premiere Date: May 10, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Executive Producers: Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Todd Hoffman, Aaron Fishman, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller
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