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The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

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A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

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A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

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Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The college the group takes a tour of in the beginning is the Collin County Community College in Plano. See more »

Quotes

Puck: In this world there are joiners and there are doers, I happened to be a doer.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Thanks For Nothing
Written by Bnjie Bollox & John Beach
Performed by The Visitors
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31 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie... I really don't have much to say about it. This movie was a waste of my time, and will surely be a waste of yours. The title is unbelievably misleading, and doesn't portray Anarchism in any way, shape or form. I nearly cried with frustration at how horribly wrong the entire concept was. I encourage you to throw this movie away if you own it, for it's nothing but a piece of right-wing propaganda that honestly portrays nothing other than the classic American troublemaker, which any true anarchist is far from. The only reason it really made it as far as it did- that is to say, the only reason people actually watched it- is because for once we anarchists thought that we would see a movie that showed Anarchy in all of it's potential glory. Boy, were we wrong.


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