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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
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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Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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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 »


50-star US flags throughout most of the first half of the movie. See more »


Lucy Burns: We're political prisoners. We wear our own clothes.
Matron Herndon: You'll wear what they all wear.
Lucy Burns: I want to see the warden.
Matron Herndon: You want to see him naked?
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »


(7' Canny Mix)
Written by Nicola Hitchcock and Saul Freeman
Performed by Mandalay
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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17 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Iron Jawed Angels" is an HBO historical biopic/docudrama which turns the lens on Swank who delivers a sterling performance as Quaker, suffragist, and women's right activist Alice Paul during her campaign to secure the 19th Constitutional amendment. Director Katja von Garnier, who gave us the wonderfully hip girl-power cult flick "Bandits", takes on the daunting task of delivering an entertaining film about a somewhat dry, esoteric subject and a relatively unknown character (as history goes) and succeeds. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes intense, spritzed with humor and drama, and packed with zingers and maxims, "Iron Jawed Angels" may be a chick flick but no man can deny nor should fail to appreciate the grace and beauty it delivers. (B+)

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