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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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23 September 1988 (USA)  »

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$1,223,326 (USA)
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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

An AMC Pacer is shown twice as Patty and the SLA carry out the Hibernia Bank heist. The event took place in April 1974, but the Pacer was not introduced until 1975. See more »

Quotes

Teko: [after a mock gunfight] You're dead.
Patricia Hearst: [whining] I'm always dead!
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Referenced in Live Freaky Die Freaky (2006) 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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Careful recreation of history...necessarily repugnant, and not at all entertaining
11 July 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The 19-year-old daughter of a U.S. newspaper magnate is kidnapped in the early 1970s by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left-wing urban militant group peopled with self-styled revolutionaries and guerrilla fighters; after 57 days in captivity, she is given her choice to be freed or join up with the SLA--she joins. Interesting adaptation of Patricia Hearst's memoir "Every Secret Thing" co-authored with Alvin Moscow, given artistic treatment by director Paul Schrader, who is alternately straightforward, historically reverential, and sometimes pretentious. The film has no entertainment value whatsoever (and moves at a mercilessly slow pace), but does have strong acting and is useful as a vivid recreation of this chapter in time. ** from ****


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