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An Enemy of the People (1978)

G  |   |  Drama  |  17 March 1978 (USA)
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Based on a play by Henrik Ibsen. A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the theraputic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. In fact, the runoff from the local tanning mill has contaminated the water to a dangerous degree. The town fathers argue that cleaning up the mess would be far too expensive and the publicity would destroy the town's reputation, so therefore news of the pollution should be suppressed. Dr. Stockmann decides to fight to get the word out to the people, but receives as very mixed reaction. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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O Inimigo do Povo  »

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Steve McQueen wanted his wife Ali MacGraw to star opposite him, until they broke up just before production began. See more »

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A worthwhile film nobody got a chance to see...
25 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

It's too bad this little film got pulled from release before anybody got a chance to see it. It's quite good, actually. Steve McQueen -- known more for his rugged, action-packed roles -- is superb as a village doctor during the late 1800s who must speak up against an injustice taking place...even at the cost of his career and reputation. If you notice "An Enemy of the People" being shown on TV, do yourself a favor and see it. You won't be disappointed.


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