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Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)

A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writer:

Jeremy Kagan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brian Benben ... Tom Hayden
Peter Boyle ... David Dellinger
Robert Carradine ... Rennie Davis
David Clennon ... Richard Schultz
Robert Fieldsteel ... Lee Weiner
Elliott Gould ... Leonard Weinglass
David Kagen David Kagen ... John Froines
Michael Lembeck ... Abbie Hoffman
Robert Loggia ... William M. Kunstler
Carl Lumbly ... Bobby Seale
Barry Miller ... Jerry Rubin
David Opatoshu ... Judge Julius Hoffman
Ron Rifkin ... Allen Ginsberg
Martin Sheen ... James Marion Hunt
Harris Yulin ... Thomas Foran
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A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative manner dramatic recreations (largely faithful to the actual trial transcripts) with documentary footage and interviews with the actual defendants. Written by Mike Sauter <msauter@injersey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Összeesküvés: A chicagói nyolcak pere See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The screenplay was derived entirely from the transcript of the real "Chicago 8" trial. A message appears before the opening credits that reads "Everything you are about to see and hear actually happened." See more »

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The Chicago 8 not 7
17 August 2011 | by alicedewonderSee all my reviews

This is one of those films that should be shown regularly; perhaps once every 2 weeks, for although these injustices occurred in 1968 in The Chicago 8 Trial, these same injustices take place every hour of the day here in the land of the supposed free. Obviously the cast was committed to the re-enactment of the truth about the U.S.judicial system, a system that locks freedom away and gags it into silence. With the real players from the actual trial close at hand for direction, the authenticity is underscored. Should the reader of this text be seeking a gift to give to our future - the children - give them this and teach them well. Teachers, buck the system and show this film in your classes with pride, for you are the educator, not the servant. Peace Free Leonard Pelitier (:


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