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Shadow on the Land (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Sci-Fi | Drama  -  4 December 1968 (USA)
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Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Strange ...
Maj. Shepherd McCloud
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Lt. Col. Andy Davis
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Gen. Wendell Bruce
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Rev. Thomas Davis
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Abigail 'Abby' Tyler
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Capt. Everett
Michael Margotta ...
Timothy Willing (as Mike Margotta)
Scott Thomas ...
Felting
Myron Healey ...
General Hempstead
Frederic Downs ...
Drucker
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Lt. Allen (as Johnathan Lippe)
Bill Walker ...
Arnold
Mickey Sholdar ...
Paul
Ronnie Eckstine ...
David
Sandy McPeak ...
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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Rev. Thomas Davis: I render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's.
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More timely now than in 68
14 April 2004 | by (Western Washington) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that needs to be seen by everyone now. A fascist dictatorship takes over the country in an "election" when everyone is scared by events. No longer called the president, he is now "The Leader" (which is what Der Fuhrer means) and has taken emergency powers voted in by a panicked Congress (a la' The PATRIOT ACT) and has created a Gestapo called the Internal Security Force (Homeland Security). People can't pass from one part of the country to another without an internal passport, a la' the old Soviet Union (and the proposed national ID cards now). A small resistance called the Society of Man learns from a patriotic Air Force colonel that the INF is going to launch terrorist attacks to blame on the resistance to take even more control and erode public support for the Society of Man. No wander this movie is never shown on tv and isn't available on VHS or DVD. People would recognize the parallels to todays situation.


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