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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 »

Quotes

Rev. Thomas Davis: I render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's.
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One of the gems that never made a series.
26 February 2005 | by (Buena Park, California) – See all my reviews

A rarely seen gem that hasn't been broadcast in Los Angeles since 1987!! Luckily I grabbed a VHS copy. The plot follows a group of freedom fighters called the Society of Man in their struggle against a fascist government that takes control of the U.S. Fine acting from all the principles, including a young Gene Hackman. It asks a lot of questions about political laziness and expediency. Note: the airport scene at LAX; it almost mirrors the chaos that goes on now with the TSA and their security! Remember this was filmed in 1968! Also the scene at the concentration camp with the freedom fighters and the American Flag is awe inspiring. I wish this film would be released on DVD.


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