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1980 (West Germany) See more »
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Best society critical movie See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Patrick Boland ... First Tribunal Defendant
Kent Foreman ... Defendant in the tribunal

Carmen Argenziano ... Jay Kaufman, Tribunal Defendant
Luke Johnson ... Defendant in the tribunal
Katherine Quittner ... Nancy Smith

Scott Turner ... James Arthur Kohler, Tribunal Defendant
Stan Armsted ... Charles Robbins
Mary Ellen Kleinhall ... Allison Mitchner
Mark Keats ... William C. Hoeger, Tribunal Chairman
Gladys Golden ... Mary Jurgens, Tribunal Member
Sanford Golden ... Sen. Harris
George Gregory ... Mr. Keagan
Norman Sinclair ... Alfred J. Sully - Tribunal Member
Sigmund Rich ... Prof. Hazlett
Paul Rosenstein ... Paul Reynolds - Tribunal Member
Lee Marks ... Robert J. Donovan, FBI Agent
Sandy Cox ... Stenographer
Fred Franklyn ... James Daly, Defense Attorney (as Frederick Franklyn)
Ross Briegleb ... Tribunal Doctor
Joe Hudgins ... Chief Tribunal Marshall
Radger Greene ... Federal Marshall
Tom Kemp ... Tribunal Marshall
Harry McKasson ... Tribunal Marshall
Harold Beaulieu ... Desert Militant
Cynthia Jenkins ... Desert Militant
Jack London ... Desert Militant
Bob Lewine ... Desert Militant (as Rob Lewine)
Rolando González ... Desert Semi-Militant (as Roland Gonzalez)
Viola Gonzalez ... Desert Semi-Militant
Jack Gozdick ... Desert Semi-Militant
Brian Hart ... Desert Semi-Militant
Linda Mandel ... Desert Semi-Militant
Don Pino ... Desert Semi-Militant
Jason Sunners ... Desert Semi-Militant (as Jason Sommers)
Conchita Thornston ... Desert Semi-Militant (as Conchita Thornton)
Gary Johnson ... Desert Pacifist
Michelle Johnson ... Desert Pacifist (as Michele Johnson)
Ted Martin ... Desert Pacifist
Don McDonald ... Desert Pacifist
Harold Schneider ... Desert Pacifist
Jim Bohan ... Captain, Sheriff's Dept.
Van Daniels ... Member, Sheriff's Dept. (as Van Daniel)
Harlan Green ... Member, Sheriff's Dept.
Dennis Wilson ... Sheriff's dept.
Paul Alelyanes ... Policeman
Kerry Cannon ... Policeman
Bob Franklin ... Policeman
Bruce McGuire ... Policeman
Ron Pennington ... Policeman
Allen Powell ... Policeman
Jim Wettstein ... Policeman
Jim Churchill ... National Guardsman
Danny Conlon ... National Guardsman
Wally McKay ... National Guardsman
Cliff Pinard ... National Guardsman
Don Vann ... National Guardsman
Charlie Wyatt ... National Guardsman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitchell Harding ... Newscaster (voice)
Mike Hodel ... Newscaster (voice) (as Michael Hodel)
John Kerry ... Policeman
Peter Watkins ... Documentarist (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Watkins 
 
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Peter Watkins 

Produced by
Susan Martin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Motian 
 
Cinematography by
Joan Churchill 
Peter Smokler 
 
Film Editing by
Terry Hodel 
Peter Watkins 
 
Casting by
Linda Elbow 
Laura Golden 
 
Art Direction by
David Hancock 
 
Makeup Department
Miriam Nunberg .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Barry Wilson .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Michael C. Moore .... sound (as Michael Moore)
Wayne Nakatsu .... sound mixer
Doug Stevenson .... sound assistant
Hiroaki 'Zom' Yamamoto .... sound mixer (as Hiroki Yamoto)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harlan Chapman .... lighting technician
Kit Kalionzes .... lighting technician
John Arthur Morrill .... lighting technician (as John Morril)
Peter Smokler .... assistant camera
Richard Wells .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Susan Martin .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Linda Elbow .... continuity
Laura Golden .... production assistant
Harlan Green .... production assistant
Brian Hart .... titles
 

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88 min
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France:-12 | Germany:16 | UK:X | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R
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Whole movie was filmed using Eclair 16 mm camera. Theather cut and the version for released DVD is been blown up to 35 mm film.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In her tribunal closing statement, Alison Mitchner makes reference to the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, and uses the phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". This phrase is in the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Robbins:Would you like for me to define what a politician is? A politician is nothing but a debater. All that you do is debate issues, you fat pig, you meathead. That's all that you are, because you are lying, sucker, you're lying to the camera, you're lying to your mama, you're lying to everybody, but every time I hear you open up your mouth, all I hear is oink, you pig. That's all I hear, oink. 'Cause you ain't got no humanity in you, 'cause you're a pig, you lying punk.See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Best society critical movie, 30 July 2002
Author: Hell-Burner from Belgium

Realistic Master-Piece. thirty years later, the pictures can look a bit old, but actually, it only accurate the 'fist in the face' effect of the movie. I never saw in my whole life a film like this one. First time I saw it, I didn't know if it was a fiction... And It didn't looked like... That movie is a masterpiece that every single person in the world have to see. It's the best ever society critical movie. The ultimate movie that demonstrate that the system is down. And the system has not change a lot, in thirty years. I think this movie would have to be watched as an education piece.

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