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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Strange ...
Rev. Thomas Davis
Abigail 'Abby' Tyler
Capt. Everett
Michael Margotta ...
Timothy Willing (as Mike Margotta)
Scott Thomas ...
General Hempstead
Frederic Downs ...
Lt. Allen (as Johnathan Lippe)
Bill Walker ...
Mickey Sholdar ...
Ronnie Eckstine ...
Sandy McPeak ...
Ben (as Sandy Kevin)


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 <>

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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 »


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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Excellent TV movie
22 December 2003 | by (Chicago, IL USA) – See all my reviews

This is a 1968 made for TV movie which was aired only a few times. It is an excellent science fiction- future history movie with the premise that America has descended into a dictatorship because Americans have voluntarily given up their freeedoms in the face of an outside threat. Now that threat has been eliminated, the people in power seek to keep their power... They are opposed by a secret underground called The Sons of Liberty.

I wish this was available to buy in DVD!

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