Based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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Based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Written by Anonymous

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At a certain point the character played by Steven Culp quotes Bobby Kennedy while addressing to the jury. Culp played Bobby years earlier in Thirteen Days (2000). See more »

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Abbie Hoffman: Sorry dad, I'm ready to go to jail.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.140 (2010) See more »

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What a great movie! A must-see for anyone interested in civil liberties or US history
5 October 2013 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

What a great movie! Filmed in a style that echoes the times, it re-enacts a seminal court case (one that many have never heard of). This was not only an important event for my generation, but also has echoes in the current US.

If you have never heard of the "Chicago 8", you need to see this movie all the more.

Well acted and directed (though some of the multi-angle shots may be off putting). We're the script not taken from the court transcript, it might be considered a bit over-the-top, but it is delivered with panache and flair. Great direction and production.

Offers a useful antidote to sludge like "zero dark thirty"


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