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Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left. The skeptical reporter interviews Anita, Hoffman's wife, a single mom on welfare in New York City; Hoffman's attorney, Gerry Lefcourt; and others. As they talk, we see Hoffman's career in flashbacks, from early civil rights organizing through the trial of the Chicago Eight. While underground, as mental illness takes its toll, he meets Johanna Lawrenson, and an odd family develops: Abbie, Anita, their son, and Johanna. Will vindication ever arrive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$23,221 (USA) (18 August 2000)

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$76,053 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Troy Garity, who plays Tom Hayden, is the son of the real Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda. See more »

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The sign behind Abbie Hoffman for the "Chicago 7 Legal Defense Fund" is misspelled "Defence". See more »

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References The Hollywood Squares (1965) See more »

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Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers & Willie Chambers
Published by Greers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Steve Earle & Sheryl Crow
Steve Earle appears courtesy of E-Squared LLC/Artemis Records
Sheryl Crow appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Affecting, but doesn't catch the spirit (AND WHERE'S KUNTSLER?)
22 August 2000 | by (Greenwich Village, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

I felt compelled to give this movie a "10" because I love the subject and thought the performances were swell. But it didn't really capture the mood of the 60s--there really was a community of people all across the country who felt a shared vibe, but this movie portrayed the movement that Abbie was involved in as merely a political movement, with political countermovements against it. It was more than that, and different from that. Jeanine Garofolo gives a flawless performance as Anita. Somehow, however, Vincent D'Onofrio didn't seem right as Abbie--he was just too handsome and athletic. Although Abbie was indeed handsome and athletic, it was in a very Jewish, ergo comfortable, way. There are many others who would have made a better Abbie: John Cusack, the guy from Northern Exposure, the guy from Rushmore, the guy from American Pie.

And where was William Kunstler??!!! He was a major participant, defending the Chicago 7. What happened there? Just because Lefcourt was a producer, they dropped Kuntsler. Was Lefcourt even in Chicago?


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