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|Crime and Punishment in Suburbia|
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|Directed by||Rob Schmidt|
|Produced by|| Christine Vachon |
|Written by||Larry Gross|
|Starring|| Monica Keena |
|Music by||Michael Brook|
|Edited by||Gabriel Wrye|
|Distributed by||MGM Distribution Co.|
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