MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 63,314 this week

In the King of Prussia (1983)

 -  Drama  -  13 February 1983 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 38 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 89 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 123 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In the King of Prussia (1983)

In the King of Prussia (1983) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In the King of Prussia.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mark Lane interviews witnesses to the Kennedy assassination and exposes serious flaws in the conclusions made by the Warren Commission.

Director: Emile de Antonio
Stars: Mark Lane, L.E. Bowers Jr., Charles Brehm
Eagle's Wing (1979)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A white trapper steals a white mustang called Eagle Wing from a Kiowa Indian who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director: Anthony Harvey
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Miller
Stars: Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director: Leo Penn
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross
Breaking the Code (TV Movie 1996)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise
Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson
Badlands (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Documentary of the U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, who rose to prominence in the early 1950s by trumpeting allegations of a vast conspiracy by alleged Communist agents whom he claimed had ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio
Stars: Paul Newman, Roy M. Cohn, Dwight D. Eisenhower
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Chris Penn
Stars: Chris Penn, Martin Sheen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Berrigan ...
Himself / Defendant
Philip Berrigan ...
Himself / Defendant
Futura 2000 ...
Graffiti artist (Opening Credits)
Dean Hammer ...
Himself / Defendant
...
Richard Moravec
Carl Kabat ...
Himself / Defendant
Susan Lynch ...
Catholic Activist
Elmer Mass ...
Himself / Defendant
Anna Montgomery ...
Herself / Defendant
Scott Robbe ...
Officer Bolling
Molly Rush ...
Herself / Defendant
John Schuchardt ...
Himself / Defendant
...
Judge Samuel Salus II
Edit

Storyline

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 Baroque <gopher_baroque@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O caso de King of Prussia  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

The film begins with a young man spray-painting the film's title as a graffitti mural on a blank white wall. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Crow on the Cradle
Written by Sidney Carter
Performed by Jackson Browne with David Lindley, Graham Nash, Craig Doerge and Joe Walsh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I was surprised
25 July 2003 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

20 years after watching the film I stumbled across it again on IMDB finding that already 6(!) people had voted for it. I was surprised, because I always considered this movie important and very substancial.

In 1980 the so called "plowshares eight", some religeously motivated peace activists entered a nuclear warhead facility (sounds incredibly easy) and damaged warheads and spilled their own blood in protest against the nuclear arms race.

The movie covers the trial, in which the plowshares eight were convicted to 5 to 10 years in jail. Even if you believe that these people deserve some kind of punishment, you will be surprised by the proceedings and the outcome. The plowshares eight played themselves during the breaks of the actual trial. It took them 10 years and several trials to regain their freedom.

In the King of Prussia is a very impressive semi-documentary. A true story that can make you speechless.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss In the King of Prussia (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?