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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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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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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 »

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Despite what is portrayed in the movie, Carrie Chapman Catt never reconciled with Alice Paul. They remained rivals in the feminist movement for the rest of their lives. See more »

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Alice Paul: When you're alone, you can make any choice you want. But when someone loves you, you lose that right. I won't give anything away 'til we have it all. I can't.
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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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Fabulous flick!
14 September 2004 | by (Port Orange, FL) – See all my reviews

I happened to think this was a great movie based on true events. It reminded me of how hard our fore-mothers had to work in order to win the equal vote.

Hilary Swank did a fabulous job of playing the determined Alice Paul and Frances O'Conner was great as her effervescent sidekick Lucy. The only part I thought was unnecessary was the "relationship" between Hilary and Patrick Dempsey. Such a lame attempt at romance in the middle of an already interesting film. Angelica Houston was also a strong force in this movie as the venomous Ms. Catt. I really dug how it was filmed, the scenery, costumes, and the type of music used. I totally enjoyed this movie for its ability to be educational and moving and yet integrate light-hearted vignettes. Of course there is the happy ending that everyone knew was coming! I would recommend this movie to any person interested or curious about woman's sufferage or just wants to watch a great movie. GO VOTE LADIES!!! IT WOULD MAKE THESE WOMEN PROUD!!!


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