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Shadow on the Land (1968)

Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.

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Marc Strange ...
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Lt. Col. Andy Davis
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Abigail 'Abby' Tyler
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Capt. Everett
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Timothy Willing (as Mike Margotta)
Scott Thomas ...
Felting
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Frederic Downs ...
Drucker
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Lt. Allen (as Johnathan Lippe)
Bill Walker ...
Arnold
Mickey Sholdar ...
Paul
Ronnie Eckstine ...
David
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Ben (as Sandy Kevin)
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Near-future freedom fighters battle Nazism, which has developed in the US rather than 1930's Germany. A look at an alternate history, with interesting social implications. Written by Peter Maranci <pmaranci@tiac.net>

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4 December 1968 (USA)  »

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United States: It Can't Happen Here  »

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As the camera tracks with protagonist, a bookstore in the background displays copies of only one book: "My Struggle" by "The Leader", which is English for "Mein Kampf" by "Der Fuehrer" (Adolf Hitler). See more »

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Gen. Wendell Bruce: You insist? You insist? Are you trying to give me an order? Who the h__l do you think you're talking to? "You insist"!
Gen. Hempstead: May I remind you, sir: Davis is an Army man. You've taken him into custody, arrested him for reasons unknown to us. I demand to know...
Gen. Wendell Bruce: YOU DEMAND? Let me remind you, General: the Internal Security Forces SUPERSEDE the Army! AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT! I'll arrange your resignation so fast you won't know what hit you. "You demand".
Gen. Hempstead: My apology for what might have been an ...
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At Least you can see the Shadow
10 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Movie is an excellent story of the emergence of a fascist dictatorship in the U.S.But a greater threat is an covert,evolving surveillance state and a birth of a joint political,military,intelligence,&corporate infrastructure over all areas of America;where a overt police state is a magnet for resistance forces.This group could rule the country without overthrowing the gov't and still maintain due process & civil rights because they control and observe the bureaucracy and agencies of all the government.An public police state would create great resistance while this system is so hidden and dispersed that you would have to spent years clearing out the supporters and any attacks on "suspected" sites would make the underground look like terrorists.To understand about this theory- read " Friendly Fascism".This book scare me to death .


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