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Who Killed Vincent Chin?

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NR,1hr 27min
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January 1, 1988
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Synopsis: This gritty documentary covers the events and aftermath of the death of a man whose murderer goes free. The American dream for Chinese-American auto engineer Vincent Chin ends in Detroit at the hands of the drunken, baseball bat swinging racist Ron Ebens. Ebens was the Wisconsin man who moved his family to Detroit in hopes of becoming an auto worker. Fueled by alcohol, Ebens and his stepson Michael Nitz followed Chin to a hamburger stands after losing a bar fight with Chin. Ebens plead guilty to ... Full Synopsis
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Who Killed Vincent Chin? is, on the surface, a rhetorical question. The two men who were involved in beating him to death with a baseball bat were easily identified. But as Chin looks into the case, the question does indeed take on a deeper meaning. Who, or what, is ultimately responsible for Chin's death? Is it the blind bigotry that takes root among some people, so that the men who killed the Chinese ... Read Review
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