The Revolutionary (1970)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  7 January 1971 (Netherlands)
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A radical student feels that he has been betrayed by the college association to which he belongs, and thinks more violent actions must be taken in order to alter the existing system.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard II
Ann (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Elliott Sullivan
Alexandra Berlin ...
Warren Stanhope ...
'A's Father
Peter Carlisle
John Orchard
George Margo
Julie Garfield ...
Alan Tilvern ...
Lionel Murton ...
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A radical student feels that he has been betrayed by the college association to which he belongs, and thinks more violent actions must be taken in order to alter the existing system.

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Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »




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7 January 1971 (Netherlands)  »

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O Revolucionário  »

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Referenced in Angels of Terror (1971) See more »

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Low budget drama has it's moments
16 January 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

It's too low key to arouse much passion, but The Revolutionary is a reasonably interesting look at radical left wing activity in the late 60s. Jon Voight mumbles his way through his role as a college student wrestling with his conscience (and getting expelled for listening to it). Robert Duvall is on hand as a more experienced organiser and Seymour Cassel is his usual fun self as Leonard, the token hippie. There are some very good moments,including a scene where Voight is caught painting anti-capitalist manifestos on a wall. There's also a wonderful pawn shop sequence that gets to the heart and soul of the film's thesis, but too much screen time is spent on Voight's struggling relationships with women. All in all, a period piece that will be of interest to anyone interested in the hard left aspects of political life in the turbulent Vietnam years.

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