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Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 16 May 1987
A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative ... See full summary »

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A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative manner dramatic recreations (largely faithful to the actual trial transcripts) with documentary footage and interviews with the actual defendants. Written by Mike Sauter <msauter@injersey.com>

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Összeesküvés: A chicagói nyolcak pere  »

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The screenplay was derived entirely from the transcript of the real "Chicago 8" trial. A message appears before the opening credits that reads "Everything you are about to see and hear actually happened." See more »

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Spectacular docudrama highlighting one of the most famous trials of the 20th century
20 April 2016 | by (los angeles, california) – See all my reviews

Spectacular docudrama that highlights one of the most famous trials of the 20th century. The usage of the split screen and seeing the real defendants commenting on the trial as the actors are playing their parts is so innovative and amazing. The real Abbie Hoffman is as always so entertaining and a larger than life figure. So sad to know he killed himself a few years after he was filmed for this movie. Also the use of real stock footage is interspersed throughout and adds a layer of reality and mounting tension during the trial. Tremendous performances led by David Opatashu as the judge and a terrific cast of riveting actors makes this a must see television movie.


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