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Grass -- The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.
Grass -- The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

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Writer:
Solomon Vesta (writer)
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Release Date:
14 July 2000 (Spain) See more »
Plot:
The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
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User Reviews:
A Witty look at the history of U.S drug laws. See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Woody Harrelson ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry J. Anslinger ... Himself (archive footage)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

Cab Calloway ... Himself (archive footage)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)

Chevy Chase ... Himself (archive footage)

Tommy Chong ... Anthony 'Man' Stoner (archive footage)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Garcia ... Himself (archive footage)

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Krupa ... Himself (archive footage)
Fiorello LaGuardia ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Leary ... Himself (archive footage)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)

Cheech Marin ... Pedro De Pacas (archive footage)
Gertrude Michael ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Mitchum ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself (archive footage)
Eli Perell ... Additional Voices
Josh Perell ... Additional Voices

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry S. Robins ... (voice)
John Sinclair ... Himself (archive footage)
Douglass Smith ... (voice)

Stephanie Zari ... (voice)

Directed by
Ron Mann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Solomon Vesta  writer

Produced by
Keith Clarkson .... executive producer
Marc Glassman .... associate producer
Sue Len Quon .... co-producer
Ron Mann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guido Luciani 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Fresco 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Kennedy 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Mavrides 
 
Sound Department
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Mishann Lau .... dialogue editor
Rosnick MacKinnon .... sound
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Tom Trafalski .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
David Biedny .... digital rendering
Dave Salter .... animation cameraman
Mark Tureski .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Steve Franko .... colorist
Sue Len Quon .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Casale .... music producer: "Quit Playing Games with God"
Robert Kennedy .... music editor
Elliott Lefko .... music consultant
Guido Luciani .... conductor
Guido Luciani .... orchestrator
Herwig Maurer .... composer: song "Dope Dreams"
Mike Rosnick .... score producer
Ted Rosnick .... score producer
 
Other crew
Craig Baines .... researcher
Simon St. Laurent .... opticals: Film Opticals
Maury Whyte .... graphics coordinator
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for drug content
Runtime:
80 min
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Trivia:
The Ontario Censor Board wanted to remove some 1960s footage of some lab monkeys forced to smoke dope as it depicted animal cruelty.See more »
Movie Connections:
References To the Ends of the Earth (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
If You're a ViperSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Witty look at the history of U.S drug laws., 11 January 2002
Author: John Taylor (jdtaylor@btinternet.com) from Bedfordshire, England

This is a funny , tongue in cheek look at the American laws against marajuana and how naive authorities can be when it comes to drugs. The film is basically a look at old political rants and public imformation films on the evils of dope and how misguided they were and still are. There are some very funny clips such as the parents of a boy who is sent to prison for 50 years for possession of 1 ounce of grass who say" i'ts a little harsh"!!! There is nothing like a bit of understatement. Also the speech by Ronald Reagan who said "Marajuana causes insanity and memory loss"..well he should know all about that shouldn't he! I couldnt care less if it was legalised or not, im not in the habit of smoking subtances that make you lose control...i've got beer that can do that! If people want to have a joint , let them.Who are they harming?

7 out of 10.

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