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The Chicago 8 -- In 1968, America was divided over the Vietnam War.  President Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election, and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic Presidential hopeful, had been assassinated.  The Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago
The Chicago 8 -- In 1968, America was divided over the Vietnam War.  President Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election, and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic Presidential hopeful, had been assassinated.  The Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago

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Director:
Writer:
Pinchas Perry (written by)
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Release Date:
14 September 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fantastic depiction of a decisive and glorious moment in time... See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gary Cole ... Bill Kunstler

Steven Culp ... Thomas Foran

Philip Baker Hall ... Judge Julius Hoffman

David Julian Hirsh ... Tom Hayden

Orlando Jones ... Bobby Seale

Peter Mackenzie ... David Dellinger

Danny Masterson ... Jerry Rubin

Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Abbie Hoffman

Aaron Abrams ... Lee Weiner

Mayim Bialik ... Nancy Kurshan

Jamie Elman ... John Froines

Meta Golding ... Leslie Seale

Bret Harrison ... Rennie Davis

Andy Hirsch ... Leonard Weinglass

Mykel Shannon Jenkins ... Black Panther

Scott Lowell ... Richard Schultz

Lochlyn Munro ... Stehlin

Steven Schub ... Phil Ochs

Jack Stehlin ... Marshall Jones

Wade Williams ... Allen Ginsberg

Jacquie Barnbrook ... Juror Woman

Shirly Brener ... Kristi King

Jake Broder ... Journalist
Michael Catlin ... Sentencing Spectator (as Michael W. Catlin)

Dan Cole ... Racist Spectator

John Colella ... Carl Gilman

Kate Connor ... Mary Ellen Dahl

Darren Criss ... Yippee Man

Cindy Dolenc ... Congratulatory Spectator

Daniel Gadi ... Courthouse Marshall (as Gadi Erel)

Bart Fletcher ... Officer Riggio

Alexandra Anthony ... Beth (as Alexandra Fulton)

Diane Marshall-Green ... Arlene (as Diane Gaeta)

Lauren Glazier ... Anita Hoffman
Miles Gregley ... Black Man
Chane't Johnson ... Pamela

Sofia Karstens ... Yippie Woman

Jim Klock ... Veteran Spectator
Mary Margaret Lewis ... Judge's Wife (as Mary-Margaret Lewis)
Gabriela Lopez ... Carol

Nikki Moore ... Diane (as Nicole Moore)
Frank Noel ... Red Neck Spectator

Shaun O'Hagan ... Accusatory Spectator

Tom Ohmer ... US Marshal
Katherine Owens ... Reporter

Terrell Ransom Jr. ... Malik Seale

Jeannine Stehlin ... Angry White Spectator

John Thoms ... FBI Agent

Dan Uliel ... Stuart Albert

Kirsten Vangsness ... Sketch Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anne Fransen Asland ... Rainbow
Tricia Dodson ... Spectator-Conservative Female

Tracey Fairaway ... Tasha Dellinger

Jawara ... Federal marshal saying go, go, go, go!!!!!
Amber Jenkins ... Conservative Spectator / Hippie

Matisse Mazur ... Hari Krishna (rumored)

Myke Michaels ... Prisen barbor

Claire-Louise Sedgley ... Anne Froines
Rachel Van Boxtel

Michelle Wang ... Merry prankster - statue of liberty
Maurice Andrews ... US Marshal (uncredited)

DeeDee Bigelow ... Juror (uncredited)

Becky T. Bordo ... Female Marshal (uncredited)
Johnnie Boyd ... Federal Marshal (uncredited)
Wayne Brandenburg ... Photographer (uncredited)
Renonda Bray ... Black Panther (uncredited)

Savvy Brown ... Juror (uncredited)
Joshua Bruner ... Hippie (uncredited)
Crystal Leah Chacon ... Hippie (uncredited)
Andrew Conlon ... Penitentiary Guard (uncredited)
Jenifer Cononico ... Juror (uncredited)

Ninja N. Devoe ... Black Panther (uncredited)

Lauran Doverspike ... Juror (uncredited)
Mustafa A. Eck ... Hippie (uncredited)
Jessica Elder ... Flower Child (uncredited)

Joe Filippone ... Courtroom Hippie (uncredited)
Eric Frazier ... Black Panther (uncredited)
Heidi Gaines ... Hippie (uncredited)

Denise Glass ... Peace Hippie (uncredited)

Kenyon Glover ... Federal Marshal (uncredited)
Frederick Gourgue ... Black Panther (uncredited)
Matt Grace ... Black Panther (uncredited)
Clinton Gunnels ... Black Panther (uncredited)

Willow Hale ... Juror #7 (uncredited)
Adrian Harrell ... Black Panther (uncredited)

Aryiel Hartman ... Merry Prankster (uncredited)

Joey Herman ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Peggy Ivene ... Juror (uncredited)

Gayle Kate ... Conservative Spectator (uncredited)

Deborah Landis ... Court Reporter (uncredited)

Marc Livingood ... Spectator (uncredited)
Ro Lott ... Black Panther (uncredited)
Michelle Lovetro ... Juror (uncredited)

Jillisa Lynn ... Blue-eyed Hippie Woman (uncredited)
Hassan Medina ... Spectator (uncredited)
Ramzi Medina ... Spectator (uncredited)

Alex Morissen ... Hippie Girl (uncredited)
Les Mumphrey ... Black Panther (uncredited)

Sherry Perkov ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Peter Prins ... Hippie (uncredited)
Miranda Lee Richards ... Singer (uncredited)

John Robert ... Conservative Spectator (uncredited)

Bria Roberts ... Merry Prankster (uncredited)
Yuliana Rodriguez ... Spectator (uncredited)

Jabari Simba ... U.S. Marshal (uncredited)
David Stay ... Federal Marshal (uncredited)

Kim Stives ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Caleb Strul ... Hippie (uncredited)

Shannon Theule ... Hippie (uncredited)
Sheila Thompson ... Juror (uncredited)

Sebastian Vale ... Journalist (uncredited)
Brittani Zonker ... Singing Hippie (uncredited)

Directed by
Pinchas Perry 
 
Writing credits
Pinchas Perry (written by)

Produced by
Al Bravo .... co-producer
Al Bravo .... line producer
Shirly Brener .... associate producer (as Shirly Brenner)
Kate Connor .... co-producer
Alain Jakubowicz .... associate producer
James Mathers .... co-producer
Eduardo Nieto .... associate producer
Pinchas Perry .... executive producer
Pinchas Perry .... producer
David Albert Pierce .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Bateman 
Shay Raviv 
 
Cinematography by
James Mathers 
 
Film Editing by
Colleen Halsey 
Richard Halsey 
 
Casting by
Scott David 
Erica L. Silverman  (as Erica Silverman)
 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathleen McCarthy 
 
Costume Design by
Michelle Wang 
 
Makeup Department
Amy Fell .... assistant makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Bill Myer .... makeup co-department head
Janette Nielsen .... key makeup artist
Hilla 'Lali' Peer .... key makeup artist
Jana Scoville .... assistant makeup artist
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Mazza .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elena Chernock .... second second assistant director
Travis Huff .... first assistant director
Lorena Leon .... second assistant director
John Mazza .... second unit director
Maysen Michaels .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
David Delvalle .... leadman
Becky Martinez .... assistant property master
John Sadler .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nash Cubero Jr. .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Jason Gaya .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Sam Hamer .... sound mixer
Angela Hemingway .... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Richard Kitting .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Krueger .... sound effects editor
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Shawn Morse .... boom operator
Jonathan Pendergrass .... foley editor
Chris Terhune .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Dennis Bentivengo .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Eran Barnea .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt coordinator
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt performer
Jawara .... stunt performer
Myke Michaels .... action coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brenden-John .... still photographer
Josh Coffman .... electrician
Erin Franklyn .... grip
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... additional grip
Cecilia Guerrero .... assistant camera
Brad Haskell .... gaffer
Greg Hess .... best boy electric
Conrad Hunziker III .... camera operator
Conrad Hunziker III .... director of photography: second unit
Scott Johnston .... first assistant camera
James Marsh .... first assistant camera
Bob Myers .... key grip
Kyle Peters .... data manager
Brian Sowell .... assistant camera
John T. Sweeney .... grip
Rick Tucker .... best boy grip
Alicia Varela .... electrician
Erick Vizcaino .... electrician
Tom Wood .... grip
Terry Zumalt .... grip
 
Casting Department
Wayne Brandenburg .... extras casting assistant
Theo Caesar .... extras casting director
Hassan Medina .... extras casting director
Ramzi Medina .... extras casting director
Yuliana Rodriguez .... extras casting assistant
Sheila Thompson .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Avery .... costumer
Rebecca Fenton Brezovec .... costume supervisor (as Rebecca Fenton)
Laura Mazza .... set costumer
Anne Rocchio .... costume supervisor
Angelina Scantlebury .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Justin Barham .... assistant editor
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Katie Fellion .... digital intermediate producer
Alain Jakubowicz .... additional editor
Carsten Kurpanek .... assistant editor
Mark T. Osborne .... digital intermediate colorist
Oscar Velasquez .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Andrea Bari .... music consultant
Shay Raviv .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Moen .... picture car coordinator
Miguel Rivera .... driver
 
Other crew
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Lindsay Cohen .... script supervisor
Andrew Conlon .... production assistant
Felice Contreras-Still .... production accountant
John Cooney .... production assistant
Janelle Couture .... production assistant
Edwing Flores .... caterer
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Bryan Foster .... production assistant
Alfie Gonzalez .... production assistant
Beatriz Gómez .... production assistant
Richard Halpern .... head publicist
Briana C. Hill .... production counsel
Justin Madrid .... production assistant
George Markoski .... set medic
Maysen Michaels .... production assistant
Kevin Moon .... production assistant
Rhonda Morman .... production assistant
David Albert Pierce .... production & finance counsel
Virginia Rivera .... craft service
Jesse James Smith .... production assistant
Bing Tell .... assistant production coordinator
Erik A. Williams .... production assistant
Stanley Yung .... production coordinator
 

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Philip Baker Hall also played Judge Hoffman in a 1979 Chicago stage production titled "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial".See more »
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Abbie Hoffman:Yippie!
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic depiction of a decisive and glorious moment in time..., 7 March 2014
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

The Chicago 8 is a marvelous and exciting evocation of the vivid, often violent clash of cultures which defined America in the mid-1960s. The war in Vietnam, now widely seen as a territory & resource grab by the imperialist American war machine, was the tipping point for many intelligent people with compassion: this latest exercise in genocide-for-profit was just too much for some to idly accept, and they responded. Sadly, they encountered an extraordinarily corrupt and prejudiced court system, which ruthlessly targeted and punished any free-thinking citizen who questioned the bloodthirsty antics of the military-industrial complex and it's government hand-maiden.

The infamous trial – and its astute evocation in the film - acted as lightning rod for all of the accrued and overlapping socio-political dichotomies in U.S. culture at the time: old vs. young, white vs. black, Wasp vs. Jew, hawk vs. dove, square vs. hippie, conservative vs. liberal, etc. These warring dichotomies are conveyed well here, via the characters, the script, plus the excellent use of split-screen, which always pits one of more battling factions against each other in stark relief. The film is rife with amazing portrayals of colorful bigger-than-life characters, with those of Allen Ginsberg and Phil Ochs two stand-outs. The only thing I would wish for is more Mayim Bialik, the coolest Yippie Jewess ever depicted on-screen.

The Chicago 8 vividly depicts a glorious moment in time, when (some) young people had vision, passion and courage - not like the apolitical video-game, corporate-zombie, war-monger goof-balls which pass for youth today. In fact, it seems the only "epic fail" here is that of the dullard audience, who can't see artistic excellence staring them in the face. Pearls before swine, I say. Read the other reviews of this film to see how far the movie-going audience has sunken in the past twenty years; the most hilarious one even wishes for the world's wealthiest hack - Steven Spielberg - to remake the story himself! Good god, these people actually plead for slick corporate crap over heartfelt indie filmmaking - case closed!

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