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Patty Hearst (1988)

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The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces... See full summary »

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Yolanda
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Wendy Yoshimura
Olivia Barash ...
Fahizah
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Gelina
Marek Johnson ...
Zoya
Kitty Swink ...
Gabi
Peter Kowanko ...
Cujo (as Pete Kowanko)
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Jim Browning
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Steven Weed
Jeff Imada ...
Neighbor
Ermal Williamson ...
Randolph A. Hearst
Elaine Revard ...
Catherine Hearst
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The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a US scandal and Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Heiress... kidnap victim... turned urban terrorist... bank robber

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Biography | Drama

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23 September 1988 (USA)  »

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$1,223,326 (USA)
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Trivia

The real Patricia Hearst was pardoned by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001--his last official act before he left office. See more »

Goofs

After the shooting at the sporting goods store, Patty says it was "just like Starsky and Hutch". Starsky and Hutch (1975) debuted in 1975, a year later than the events in that scene. See more »

Quotes

Patricia Hearst: [to Cinque] I'm really struggling to overcome my bourgeois upbringing.
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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) See more »

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Way Back Home
Performed by The Crusaders
Written by Wilton Felder
Published by Four Knights Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Could Have Been More Captivating
4 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film held your interest throughout. The storyline was true to the events and there was absolutely no "preaching". The movie did not have an agenda and that was good. The ordeal Patty Hearst went through should have been more graphic or more powerful. She ended up coming off as a ditz - a dimwit. The members of the SLA were laughable. Cinque's politically motivated tirades were comical:"Capitalist oppressor pigs of Amerikkka!!!" Funny stuff. William Forsythe, who usually puts forth a convincing performance as the heavy (see "Out for Justice"), seemed to be on comic relief mode. He seemed like a member of "Saturday Night Live" doing a satire of this character. The film was obviously low budget. It should have shown the shootout in detail and the SLA members burning inside their hideout. This was glossed over and just showed televised news coverage of the burning house. The end did show the letdown Patty Hearst received when the media turned on her and law enforcement officials treated her badly. I don't think Natasha Richardson was up to the task. She really didn't convey any emotions other than confusion.


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