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  (in credits order)
Bill Burnett ... Phil Ochs
Martha Wingate ... Alice Ochs
Oscar Brand ... Himself

Abbie Hoffman ... Himself
Odetta ... Herself
Tom Paxton ... Himself
Mike Porco ... Himself
Jerry Rubin ... Himself

Pete Seeger ... Himself
Dave Van Ronk ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Ochs ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Michael David Korolenko 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael David Korolenko 
Mady Schutzman 

Produced by
Michael David Korolenko .... executive producer
Mady Schutzman .... producer
David Sternburg .... producer
Original Music by
Phil Ochs 
Cinematography by
Ed Hershberger 
John Newby 
Film Editing by
John Bloomgarden 
Costume Design by
Becky Lorien 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Sabasala .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
William Klayer .... gaffer
Music Department
Bill Burnett .... musical director


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88 min
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Factual errors: Phil Ochs' last name is continually (and wrongly) pronounced "Oak" instead of "Oaks."See more »


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An interesting look at a brilliant performer, 22 December 2001
Author: Russell Burlingame from New York, NY, USA

Phil Ochs was one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation, and if his politics hadn't got him blackballed by the Establishment and most of the music industry, he could have gone a long way. Any film about him would, just by virtue of having the courage to take on this complex figure, be interesting--but this one is particularly good because of the attention given to detail.

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