The breakdown of the child welfare system in dealing with chronic child abuse cases is the subject of this hour-long documentary about the family history and short life of Adam Mann. Producer Carole Langer had covered the Mann family for the 1985 "Frontline" program. She used that early coverage to build a compelling investigation of seven more years of brutality in a family that was repeatedly in contact with welfare officials who never intervened effectively. "Frontline" tracks this heartbreaking history without flinching.
Carole Langer, Luke Sacher, Robert Gearty, Marion Dane, Gary Ronn, Joshua Landis, Luisa Ferrari, Anna Celada, Robert Sheppard, Leslie Hankey, Ben Anderson, Ron Stellar, Cindy Mollo, John Sniado, Robin Parmelee, Hesh Shorey, Colleen Wilson, Teja Arboleda, Mary Fenton, Tom Pugh, Doug Martin, Alison Kennedy, Jack Foley, Mason Daring, Martin Brody, June Cross, Jim Gilmore, Joe Rosenbloom III, Jim Bracciale, Stephanie Murphy, Diane Hebert, Mary Elizabeth Canning, Miri Navasky, Erika D. Kinan, Robert O'Connell, Karen L. Roach, Kai Fujita, Marrie Campbell, Michael Sullivan, Martin Smith, Louis Wiley, Jr., David Fanning