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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  19 May 1986 (USA)
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Fact-based story about Mitch Snyder (Martin Sheen), a Washington crusader for the homeless, who took their case to Congress. Working for the Community for Creative Non-violence, Snyder ... See full summary »

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Mitch Snyder
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Carol Fennelly
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Reverend
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Harold Moss
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Muriel
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Hank Dudney
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Tom
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Billy
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Diane Fisk
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Melvin Mander
Matthew Laurance ...
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John McLiam ...
Jessie
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Fact-based story about Mitch Snyder (Martin Sheen), a Washington crusader for the homeless, who took their case to Congress. Working for the Community for Creative Non-violence, Snyder became outraged at the number of homeless people who had been dumped on the Washington streets without shelter from mental institutions and other care facilities. His advocacy drew national attention to the "missing persons" that live among us. Cicely Tyson also appears as a bag-lady who teaches Snyder and his cohorts how to survive on the streets. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A szamaritánus: Mitch Snyder története  »

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6 April 2001 | by (Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Not only did I see the movie several times but I was a close friend of the late Mitch Snyder. I spent many hours and days at C.C.N.V on 2nd and D in our nations capital. I had the opportunity to participate in several demostrations with Mitch in both D>C and Pittsburgh. I think Martin Sheen did A good job portraying such a intense individual. I remember Mitch saying to his staff not to play the movie I guess because he had either seen it too many times or perhaps he did'nt like it who knows. Anyway I wish the movie was more popular as it is very difficult to find on the general market. In fact I am looking for another copy as I loaned mine out just to not get it back. I recommend this movie to anyone who is a volunteer, plan on being a volunteer or wants to find out what it's all about. The movie needs to be rereleased so people can have the great experience of seeing who Mr. Snyder was and what he ment to the movement against homelessness and the many other important issues of his time that he fought so hard to bring public awareness to. He was my inspiration to be a advocate and thats what I do today.I give this movie 100 stars Thank you!


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