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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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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
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Russian mover
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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The final acting role of Carrie Snodgress. 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 »


Alice Paul: I'm having dinner with Helen Keller.
Ben Weissman: Don't stare, she hates that.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »


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Written and Performed by Christoph Gracian Schubert
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17 October 2004 | by (Toms River, NJ) – See all my reviews

I just viewed this film and was very moved by the story and the performances. Hillary Swank was excellent as Alice and brought a believability to the character which the history books cannot convey.

All women should view this film, especially those who choose not to vote. While I have always exercised my right to vote, I did not realize what sacrifices were made so that I would have that right. Viewing this film should be part of American History classes. I don't remember ever reading about this in my history class. What perfect timing to have it air before this very important election.It reminds us that most freedoms that we enjoy are only won after much fierce determination, sacrifice, and overcoming overwhelming odds.

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