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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Harriot Blatch
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Lucy Burns
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Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
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Mabel Vernon
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Ida Wells-Barnett
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Semen Hirzhner ...
Russian mover
Jeremy Nichols ...
Russian mover's son
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Woman on street
Kristina Vensko ...
Young Jenny Leighton
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Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders ...
Nancy Barkin
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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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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Hilary Swank and Margo Martindale previously appeared in Million Dollar Baby (2004) in the same year. See more »

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During the scene where the women discuss the US entering WWI while at a restaurant, Lucy is shown from behind gesturing with her fork in her hand. When the shot switches to in front of her, her hand hasn't changed positions but the fork is no longer there. See more »

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Alice Paul: I was put in a straight jacket and taken to the psychopathic ward. I could not see my family or friends, counsel was denied me. I saw no other prisoners and heard nothing of them. I could see no papers. Today I was force fed for the third time, I refused to open my mouth. My left nostril, throat, and muscles of my neck are very sore. I vomit continuously during the process.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
(1993)
Written by Sarah McLachlan and Pierre Marchand
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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Under license from BMG Fiilm and TV Music
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Brilliant! Moving! Amazing!
2 April 2004 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing! I have never known much of the Women's Suffrage, other than there was some protesting and women finally got to vote sometime early 1900s. This movie changed all that...

The first time I saw it, I only saw the last 30 minutes and was completely engaged. Hilary Swank and Frances O'Connor were fabulous portraying Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. They portrayed so much passion and determination. I immediately checked out when the next showing was so I could see the whole thing.

The first while was a little slow, but sets the stage for the climax. The use of new age music with 1910s fashions were a nice contrast, bringing the attitudes and mood of that time into a present day reality.

The script was so well written. Not only was it easy to follow, but very accurate as much as I can determine. After viewing the movie, I rushed out to my public library and checked out several books on the suffrage. So far what I've read is congruent with the movie.

It's so awe-inspiring to think what these brave women went through to give us a vote. I can't wait until this becomes available on DVD-I will definitely be buying it as soon as that happens.


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