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Directors:
Sam Green
Bill Siegel (co-director)
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Release Date:
13 November 2003 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Very good documentary about some college kids playing with dynamite See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lili Taylor ... Narrator (voice)
Pamela Z ... Narrator (voice)

Jim Lange ... Additional Narrator (voice)
Evan White ... Additional Narrator (voice)
Bernardine Dohrn ... Herself (also archive footage)
Mark Rudd ... Himself (also archive footage)
Brian Flanagan ... Himself (also archive footage)
David Gilbert ... Himself (also archive footage)
Bill Ayers ... Himself (also archive footage) (also as Bill Ayers)
Naomi Jaffe ... Herself (also archive footage)
Todd Gitlin ... Himself
Laura Whitehorn ... Herself (also archive footage)
Don Strickland ... Himself
Kathleen Cleaver ... Herself (also archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Boesky ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eldridge Cleaver ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jane Fonda ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Billy Graham ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fred Hampton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Abbie Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Jackson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Timothy Leary ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Manson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walter Mondale ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Robison ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Evelle Younger ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Green 
Bill Siegel (co-director)
 
Produced by
Christian Ettinger .... executive producer
Sam Green .... producer
Mary Harron .... executive producer
Carrie Lozano .... producer
Sue Ellen McCann .... executive producer
Bill Siegel .... producer
Marc Smolowitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Cerf  (as Dave Cerf)
Amy Domingues 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Black (director of photography) (as Andy Black)
Federico Salsano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sam Green 
Dawn Logsdon 
 
Art Department
Janet Raugust .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Jake Collins .... location sound
Elise Hurwitz .... location sound
Steve La Fayette .... location sound (as Steve Lafayette)
Rich Pooler .... location sound
David Westby .... sound mixer
Andre Philippenko .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Fenton .... additional camera
Greg Gricus .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Herbert H. Bennett .... colorist (as Herbert Bennett)
Herbert H. Bennett .... on-line editor (as Herbert Bennett)
Angela Reginato .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jerry Busher .... composer: additional music
Brendan Canty .... composer: additional music
Ian MacKaye .... composer: additional music
Brooke Wentz .... music clearances: The Rights Workshop
David Cerf .... music editor (uncredited)
Amy Domingues .... music editor (uncredited)
Bob Massey .... composer: original music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lindsay Anderson .... production assistant
Jason Cohn .... production assistant
Charlotte Gutierrez .... production assistant
Sarah Harbin .... production assistant
David Harris .... production assistant
John Lithgow .... production assistant
Sarah Marx .... production assistant
Guy Morrison .... archival footage assistance
Kenn Rabin .... archival footage assistance
Sara Sculley .... production assistant
Lindsay Dellas .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Harbin .... researcher (uncredited)
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Herbert H. Bennett .... special thanks (as Herbert Bennett)
Tom Hayden .... thanks
Guy Morrison .... special thanks
Alex Trebek .... thanks
 

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In the segment about the accidental explosion of the Greenwich Village townhouse at 18 West 11th Street, Dustin Hoffman can be seen standing next to a fire truck observing the scene. He was living in the townhouse next door with his wife at the time, Anne Byrne.See more »
Quotes:
Bernardine Dohrn:There's no way to be committed to non-violence in the most violent society that history has ever created. I'm not committed to non-violence in any way.See more »
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Excerpt from 'Fugitive Days'See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Very good documentary about some college kids playing with dynamite, 3 September 2004
Author: sjmcollins-1 from New Orleans

Nicely made documentary about some self-proclaimed "revolutionaries" from the 60's & 70's who, after discovering that breaking windows alone wouldn't overthrow the U.S. government, decide to up the ante by bombing any government building they feel is connected to atrocities committed worldwide. Some nicely balanced insight from directors Sam Green & Bill Siegel, as we see some members of the movement who still believe in what they were fighting for and would do it all again, and others who can barely bring themselves to discuss their part due to their embarrassment. I enjoyed the fact that other voices were heard, and it was acknowledged that these people were very close to engaging in terrorism, rather than just "Vietnam and Nixon made us do it--". Some (possibly) unintentionally funny bits in here as well, as we see nerdy-looking 60's college kids talking about engaging in violence, when they look far more ready to engage in an orgy; and constant talk from former Underground members about how tight they were with the Black Panthers, and not one comment from any Panther member to reciprocate, save one who basically calls them out for being kind of silly.

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