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The Chicago 8 (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | 14 September 2012 (USA)
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Based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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Pinchas Perry

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Pinchas Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cole ... Bill Kunstler
Steven Culp ... Thomas Foran
Philip Baker Hall ... Judge Julius Hoffman
David Julian Hirsh ... Tom Hayden
Orlando Jones ... Bobby Seale
Peter Mackenzie ... David Dellinger
Danny Masterson ... Jerry Rubin
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Abbie Hoffman
Aaron Abrams ... Lee Weiner
Mayim Bialik ... Nancy Kurshan
Jamie Elman ... John Froines
Meta Golding ... Leslie Seale
Bret Harrison ... Rennie Davis
Andy Hirsch ... Leonard Weinglass
Mykel Shannon Jenkins ... Black Panther
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Based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

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Philip Baker Hall also played Judge Hoffman in a 1979 Chicago stage production titled "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial". See more »

Quotes

Bill Kunstler: Jail is better than getting your asses shot in Vietnam.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.140 (2010) See more »

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What a great movie! A must-see for anyone interested in civil liberties or US history
5 October 2013 | by paul-453-556238See all my reviews

What a great movie! Filmed in a style that echoes the times, it re-enacts a seminal court case (one that many have never heard of). This was not only an important event for my generation, but also has echoes in the current US.

If you have never heard of the "Chicago 8", you need to see this movie all the more.

Well acted and directed (though some of the multi-angle shots may be off putting). We're the script not taken from the court transcript, it might be considered a bit over-the-top, but it is delivered with panache and flair. Great direction and production.

Offers a useful antidote to sludge like "zero dark thirty"


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