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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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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Mabel Vernon
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Ida Wells-Barnett
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Semen Hirzhner ...
Russian Mover
Jeremy Nichols ...
Russian Mover's Son
Donna York Dunn ...
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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Votes for women. See more »

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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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The device used to hold Hilary Swank's mouth open during the force feeding scene is a speculum. See more »

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When Pres. Wilson is giving the speech in Congress, the US flag is hung backwards. Whether the flag is vertical or horizontal, the stars should always be in the upper left. See more »

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Inez Mulholland: Men plan. God laughs.
Alice Paul: I'm not a man.
Inez Mulholland: Ever wish you were?
Alice Paul: Once, when I saw my brother peeing his name in the snow.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Everything You Want
(1999)
Written by Matthew Scannell
Performed by Vertical Horizon
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music Division
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A story that needed to be told
16 February 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie with a few flaws ( music from a different time period, romance that wasn't necessary to the plot). It shows how the fight for the right for women to vote in the USA was a very tough one. People like to talk about "God given rights" but often rights have to won in a "war" by people that are willing to put everything on the line. These brave souls make life better for everybody. It seems obvious that women should have the same right to vote as men, but in the times represented by this film it was only obvious to a few. Hillary Swank and the others in the cast showed the gritty determination that it took to fight for voting rights. Rights aren't given to us. Let's not forget that!


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