Dramatization of the trial of Christian anti-war activists, known collectively as the "Plowshares Eight". In September 1980, they broke into a General Electric weapons plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and in an act of protest against nuclear proliferation, poured vials of their own blood onto secret missle plans, burned other files, and damaged nosecones intended for nuclear missles. The direct-to-video production is intercut with clips from actual news coverage of the trial. The "Plowshares Eight" portray themselves in the production, and after taping was complete, reported to court for their imprisonment. Written by
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares.
Did You Know?
The actual defendants in the trial portray themselves. After videotaping was complete, they appeared in court for their imprisonment. After 10 years of appeals, they were placed on 23 1/2 months probation, in consideration for their time served in prison. See more
The film begins with a young man spray-painting the film's title as a graffitti mural on a blank white wall. See more
Crow on the Cradle
Written by Sidney Carter
Performed by Jackson Browne
with David Lindley, Graham Nash
, Craig Doerge and Joe Walsh See more