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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

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Katja von Garnier

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Jennifer Friedes (story), Sally Robinson (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Alice Paul
Margo Martindale ... Harriot Blatch
Anjelica Huston ... Carrie Chapman Catt
Frances O'Connor ... Lucy Burns
Lois Smith ... Anna Shaw
Vera Farmiga ... Ruza Wenclawska
Brooke Smith ... Mabel Vernon
Adilah Barnes ... Ida Wells-Barnett
Laura Fraser ... Doris Stevens
Semen Hirzhner Semen Hirzhner ... Russian Mover
Jeremy Nichols Jeremy Nichols ... Russian Mover's Son
Donna York Dunn Donna York Dunn ... Woman on Street
Kristina Vensko Kristina Vensko ... Young Jenny Leighton
Molly Parker ... Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders Lois Sanders ... Nancy Barkin
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Storyline

Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Jawed Angels See more »

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Runtime:

(cinema release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although the credits identify the song in the closing scene as the original version of "Beautiful" by Mandalay, the version that was actually used was the 7" Canny Mix from the album Vol. 6-Cafe Del Mar. See more »

Goofs

Doris Stevens continually says she's working for the "National Woman's Suffrage Association" when the movie starts out in 1912. However, the National Woman Suffrage Association merged with the American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890 to become the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). See more »

Quotes

Alice Paul: It's warm in here. Can you open a window?
Matron Herndon: Get to work.
Alice Paul: Can't you see she looks faint? All I ask is that you open a window.
Lucy Burns: Matron, my needle broke. Can I have another?
[Alice takes off her shoe and throws it at the window, breaking it]
Alice Paul: That's better, isn't it?
Matron Herndon: Put her in solitary.
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Connections

Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Vision (O Euchari In Leta Via)
(12th century)
Written by Hildegard von Bingen
Arranged by Richard Souther
Performed by Richard Souther
Courtesy of Angel Records
By Arrangement with EMI Film & Television Music
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Good movie with important message
14 September 2004 | by hockeywenchSee all my reviews

I think it's hard for most to remember that women have had the right to vote for less then 100 years. If nothing else this movie may help to renew interest in an issue that most like to conveniently forget. Hillary Swank and Frances O' Connor give wonderful performances as Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. And Anjelica Huston is subtle and formidable as Carrie Chapman Catt. And I loved that Inez Millholland was included-she was an important part of the movement and Julia Ormond is fabulous. This movie is beautifully shot and masterfully edited. It also has a modern soundtrack with great remixs by Sarah McLachlan, Mandalay and Lauren Hill. One criticism though-they didn't do a very good job of showing a true representation of the time and effort it took to achieve the 20th amendment. They made it seem like a few women staged a hunger strike and BAM...votes. So many women gave their health, lives and blood for the movement...they deserve more. There are ways to show time progression, they didn't choose to. More time was given over to the relationship between the suffragettes but it is very well done.


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