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Patty Hearst (1988)

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

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The true story of Patricia Hearst, a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970s. The time spent with her captors made her question her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a scandal in the US and since then 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 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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Features Flip (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Back Home
Performed by The Crusaders
Written by Wilton Felder
Published by Four Knights Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Vive la Revolution!
31 March 2012 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

I totally agree with Hal Hinson's review here. His below phrase says it all, perfectly characterizing this movie: "What one hopes for in "Patty Hearst" is a movie that would straighten out the tangles of her life, and make sense of the woman and her story. But making sense has never been Paul Schrader's strength as a director, and not only does he refuse to sort out her tale, but he ties a few stubborn knots of his own." What a pity not to have dug deeper, tried to understand why she acted as she did and what she really believed. A great true story wasted...

P.S. Trust the French to nominate this film for an award (Cannes film Festival). I suppose the jury was sorry they weren't there in 1974 so that they too (together with Schrader) can all merrily join the Symbionese Liberation Army! Vive la Revolution!


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