Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  15 February 2004 (USA)
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriot Blatch
Lucy Burns
Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
Mabel Vernon
Ida Wells-Barnett
Semen Hirzhner ...
Russian mover
Jeremy Nichols ...
Russian mover's son
Donna York Dunn ...
Woman on street
Kristina Vensko ...
Young Jenny Leighton
Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders ...
Nancy Barkin


Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by

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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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Did You Know?


The "Night of Terror" scene where Lucy Burns's hands were handcuffed above her head actually took place. It happened on November 14, 1917. See more »


Although the final scene is said to take place in August, it's clearly late autumn (Lucy and Alice wear coats and trees are obviously losing their leaves). See more »


Lucy Burns: Don't you ever want to get married?
Alice Paul: I'm busy that day.
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Enlightening & Overwhelmingly touching, Wonderful
17 April 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Even with the Hollywood spin, this movie depicts the true essence of the struggle for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. What surprised me the most was how little I knew about the courageous devotion of these women and why our history books make little or no mention of their extraordinary struggle for us, for so many years. I loved this movie! Every cast member gave an outstanding performance, especially Hillary Swank (Alice Paul) and Frances O'Connor (Lucy Burns). Ms.O'Connor was enthralling! Every woman of voting age should see this movie about our unsung heroines. Then, older teenage daughters(& sons) nieces(& nephews),view it with supervision of some scenes. I wasn't initially drawn to this movie because of the title. I thought it was about WWII fighting airplanes. I'm so glad I tuned in for one of the best enlightening films of the decade. Bravo for HBO!

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