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The Year That Trembled (2002) Poster

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The nick-name of Jim Morton (Charlie Finn) was "Hairball".
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This movie's opening title card reads: "Kent State University May 2, 1970".
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The names of the educational institutions featured / referenced in the film included the Kent State University and the Chestnut Falls High School.
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This movie was made and first broadcast about four years after its source novel of the same name by Scott Lax had been first published in 1998.
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This film was made and first released about thirty-two years after the Kent State University shootings in 1970.
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At the Cincinnati International Film Festival in 2002, the movie won both the People's Choice Award and the Best Regional Film Award.
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The picture's source novel of the same name by Scott Lax was first published about twenty-eight years after the Kent State University shootings in 1970.
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The film and source novel's title, "The Year That Trembled", is derived from a short Walt Whitman poem called "Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me" from his "Leaves of Grass" (1900) anthology and was first published in "Drum-Taps" in 1865. It reads: "YEAR that trembled and reel'd beneath me! Your summer wind was warm enough, yet the air I breathed froze me, A thick gloom fell through the sunshine and darken'd me, Must I change my triumphant songs? said I to myself, Must I indeed learn to chant the cold dirges of the baffled? And sullen hymns of defeat?".
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The American intelligence agency featured in this film is the FBI (the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
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Director Jay Craven has said of this film's source novelist Scott Lax: "Scott is a visionary who knows how to make things happen. I directed the film based on his book 'The Year That Trembled' and I consulted with him on all aspects of its production. I have never met anyone who was more thoughtful, gracious, flexible, supportive, and capable in his capacity as a team leader. Everyone appreciated Scott's grace and equanimity on the film shoot, and before. He handed film crew and actors with the same kindness and concern, as he did the film's investors. The movie business is not for the faint of heart. Scott stood his ground, dealt with numerous thorny challenges, and kept his eye on the ball. I can't imagine a better person, with whom you'd want to be in the trenches."
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Actor "Matt Salinger appears for about thirty seconds" according to show-business trade paper 'Variety'.
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This motion picture is set during the years of 1970 and 1971.
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This picture starts "with newsreel footage of President Richard Nixon attempts to justify the April 1970 bombing of Cambodia" as stated by a review by the Political Film Society.
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The Kent State University shootings involved twenty-eight members of the National Guard who killed four and wounded nine student and civilian protesters against the Vietnam War.
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A review of the film by the Political Film Society states that "newsreels are interspersed as fillers between the scenes of the stories of personal tragedies".
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