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Return of the Secaucus Seven -- Drama is set at the eight-year reunion of 7 student activists who were arrested together in Secaucus, NJ on their way to a protest in Washington; at the reunion we learn of the groups' dense romantic histories.
Return of the Secaucus Seven -- Drama is set at the eight-year reunion of 7 student activists who were arrested together in Secaucus, NJ on their way to a protest in Washington; at the reunion we learn of the groups' dense romantic histories.

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John Sayles (writer)
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Release Date:
5 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(23 articles)
Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Big Chill
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Cartagena to honour John Sayles, Clive Owen
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Cast

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Bruce MacDonald ... Mike Donnelly
Maggie Renzi ... Katie Sipriano

Adam LeFevre ... J.T.
Maggie Cousineau ... Frances Carlson

Gordon Clapp ... Chip Hollister
Jean Passanante ... Irene Rosenblue
Karen Trott ... Maura Tolliver

Mark Arnott ... Jeff Andrews

David Strathairn ... Ron Desjardins

John Sayles ... Howie
Marisa Smith ... Carol
Amy Schewel ... Lacey Summers
Carolyn Brooks ... Meg
Eric Forsythe ... Captain
Nancy Mette ... Lee
Betsy Julia Robinson ... Amy
Cora Bennett ... Singer
John Mendillo ... Bartender
Steven Zaitz ... Singer
Brian Johnson ... Norman
Ernie Bashaw ... Officer
Jack LaValle ... Booking Officer
Jessica MacDonald ... Stacey
Benjamin Zaitz ... Benjamin
Jeffrey Nelson ... The Man
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Directed by
John Sayles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Sayles  writer

Produced by
William Aydelott .... producer
Jeffrey Nelson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
Tim Jackson  (as Timothy Jackson)
Bill Staines 
Guy Van Duser 
 
Cinematography by
Austin De Besche 
 
Film Editing by
John Sayles 
 
Production Management
Maggie Renzi .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Fred Burnham .... assistant sound
Bill Gitt .... sound transfer
Wayne Wadhams .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Arndt .... chief grip
David Arndt .... gaffer
William Aydelott .... camera operator
Fred Burnham .... location still photographer
Frank Coleman .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Shaw .... costume consultant
 
Editorial Department
Maggie Renzi .... assistant editor
Steven Zaitz .... assistant editor
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mason Daring .... music producer
Mason Daring .... musical director
Tim Jackson .... musician: drums (as Timothy Jackson)
 
Other crew
Carolyn Brooks .... production assistant
Fred Burnham .... title stills
Mason Daring .... legal counsel
Logan Goodman .... production assistant
Wendell Lees .... production assistant
Donald McLane .... assistant to director
Maggie Renzi .... location manager
Ita Roberts .... caterer
Michael Rubin .... technical assistant
Elizabeth Shafer .... script supervisor
Steven Zaitz .... location manager
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Secaucus 7" - International (English title) (informal short title)
"Secaucus Seven" - International (English title) (informal short title)
"The Return of the Secaucus 7" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Return of the Secaucus Seven" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R

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Trivia:
John Sayles began writing the story and screenplay for this film in the fall of 1977 and completed it in March 1978.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: Camera shadow on the ground during the basketball game when JT falls down.See more »
Quotes:
[Mike is pretending to teach history class]
J.T.:Mr. Donnelly?
Mike Donnelly:Yes, J. T.?
J.T.:Coach says that you got socialistic tendencies. Is that right, Mr. Donnelly?
Mike Donnelly:Coach is a running dog imperialist, J. T. Don't listen to him. Alright, now, the rest of you: if the Boston police went on strike tomorrow, what would White and Dukakis do? Would there be riots in Southie?
[Katie hands him a cracker and cheese]
Mike Donnelly:Ah, it's Miss Sipriano from the English department.
J.T.:Mr. Donnelly?
Mike Donnelly:Yes, J. T.?
J.T.:Coach says that you and Miss Sipriano are, uh, getting it on. Is that right, Mr. Donnelly?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Brake for AnimalsSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
In my all-time Top 10, 13 July 2005
Author: asc85 from Mercer County, NJ

I am absolutely stunned by the majority of contributors here who didn't love, or even like this film. One of the best films I've ever seen in terms of dialogue. It's true that if you're in the mood to watch "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with a couple of friends, this is NOT the film for you. Since not much happens in this movie, if you can't appreciate the dialogue, than you won't like this movie at all.

I find it interesting that most of the "stars" of this picture were amateurs, and didn't make another film after this one. The only "major" stars who came out of this were Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue) and David Strathairn, who wasn't even one of the stars, and was in a supporting role.

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