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Skokie (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  17 November 1981 (USA)
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A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.

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Police Chief Arthur Buchanan
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Aryeh Neier
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Morton Weisman
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Janet Feldman
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Sol Goldstein
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Grandma Jannsen
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This is the story of some Modern day Nazi activists who plan to march through the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie. The town officials tell the citizens to ignore them cause there's nothing that they can do. But one citizen (Kaye) who's a death camp survivor says that he was told this nearly forty years ago in Germany and before he knew it he was in a concentration camp. He says this time if they march, he will not ignore them; he will take action. So, the mayor does what he can to stop them, so the Nazi's leader (Dzundza) goes to the ACLU, and the Jewish lawyer (Rubinstein) he speaks to, says that this is a violation of the First Ammendment and takes the case to court. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Hotet mot Skokie  »

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This would be the final appearance of Danny Kaye before motion picture cameras, and the last of only two dramatic performances. The other performance being the "Ragpicker," in the 1969 film _The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)_ starring Katharine Hepburn. See more »

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One actress seen in the synagogue protesting the Nazi march is seen later in the ACLU office answering phones and defending the Nazi march. See more »

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Frank Collin: I'm the leader here. Do you hear me? I'm the leader here!
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Purely factual
14 March 2000 | by (LA, California) – See all my reviews

If you are a lawyer or a judge that is interested in a documentary movie that talks about a case and what happened, this you will like Skokie. There really isn't any great acting in it, in fact a lot of the dialogue of Kaye is cheesy and overly dramaiszed. Most roles are one dimensional and overplayed, but the director did convey the message of the trial and the consequences that followed.

If you need to do a report on the Skokie trial, and you want your research to be somewhat entertaining then this movie may serve you a very good purpose, other than that I wouldn't recommend it.


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