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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  15 February 2004 (USA)
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Lucy Burns
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Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
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Mabel Vernon
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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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Although the credits identify the song in the closing scene as the original version of "Beautiful" by Mandalay, the version that was actually used was the 7" Canny Mix from the album Vol. 6-Cafe Del Mar. See more »

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When Alice is learning how to drive, her mouth is repeatedly open/closed between shots. See more »

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Alice Paul: I found someone who designs parade floats.
Lucy Burns: Whoa, I thought we were going to keep this small.
Alice Paul: Why?
Lucy Burns: Because you've never organized a parade before. Neither have I. It's not like giving a dinner party.
Alice Paul: Have you ever given a dinner party?
Lucy Burns: No.
Alice Paul: Then what are you worried about?
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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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