Thousands peacefully smoke pot at 420 events - a stark contrast next to stories of college students, and others, who have been arrested, shot by police, and even murdered for mere possession of pot.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey
Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Scours the deep-seated roots of this morally induced Marijuana campaign and reveal the fascinating path it has taken to get to where it is today.

Director: Brett Harvey
Stars: Snoop Dogg, Ronald Reagan, Joe Rogan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary on how Washington State legalized recreational marijuana and the effects of this decision on the state, the nation and the world.

Director: Riley Morton
Stars: Rick Steves, Alison Holcomb, John Mckay
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A stylish, in depth look at the renaissance in psychedelic drug research in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge. The film explores these socially taboo substances as... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Hockenhull
Stars: William S. Burroughs, Wade Davis, Rick Doblin
The Union (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A solitary yet charming bartender working a wedding reception is pulled into a series of complicated family issues after befriending the bride's impulsive sister.

Director: Jeremy Thibodeau
Stars: Ben Edlin, Meredith Forlenza, John Bolger
Reincarnated (2012)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, and produces his first reggae record.

Director: Andy Capper
Stars: Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Damian Marley
Grass (1999)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush
Super High Me (2007)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden
Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In August 2008, filmmaker Brian Fender posted an add on Craigslist to solicit volunteers for a documentary project. He invited "subjects" into his living room to strip down and reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Fender
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History ... See full summary »

Director: Peter von Puttkamer
Stars: Wade Davis
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a quest for spiritual awakening and healing, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant join others in the Amazon to drink a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca or 'Vine of the Soul'. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Meech
Stars: Guillermo Arévalo, Gabor Mate, Dennis J. McKenna
High Profits (TV Series 2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Dreams of Empire. In Colorado a young couple set of with a dream to build the worlds first marijuana empire. This takes place on the eve of recreational marijuana open for anyone over 21 ... See full summary »

Stars: Caitlin McGuire, Brian Rogers, Katherine Grimm
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
James Ball
David Chavez
Alize Emme
Becky Lea Goodman ...
(as Becky Lee Goodman)
Nathaniel Peart
Ryan Vanduzer
Edit

Storyline

"Seven youthful people (representing the nation's 'youth') question why our government is still arresting people for mere possession of marijuana, even though our last three presidents, and many politicians smoked pot in their youth. Footage from 420 civil disobedience festivals is juxtaposed against ironic statements from politicos who continue to misrepresent the truth - supposedly out of concern for the very youth who have fallen prey to marijuana prohibition laws. To underscore this hypocrisy, 420 illuminates stories of college students, and others,who have been arrested, shot by police, and even murdered for mere possession of pot. 420 scans the history of pot - from the 30s to present day - exposing how the public has been duped, over and over by false propaganda and political agendas. Numerous law enforcement retirees provide shocking commentary and outspoken regret over a policy they helped enforce, only to realize it was a tragic mistake they now want to reverse. Written by Amy Ralston Povah

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

420: The Documentary  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
420 the documentary = new perspective
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We need all 90 minutes, and even more, to understand the drug which so prophetically divided the country.

420 The Documentary is well researched, packed with real footage and loaded with eloquent observations.

Being a teenager myself, I am aware of how popular the drug is and the effect that it has on people. I thought that I already knew about marijuana, and the controversy over making it legal; federal laws and state laws conflicting..etc. Watching this film opened my eyes and made me realize that I really didn't know the truth about the deception and corruption that goes way beyond the news cameras and newspaper articles.The "war on drugs" has become the longest and most costly war in American history- my tax dollars are spent on stupid commercials like a cute anti-drug dog, or a stick figure cartoon with word bubbles and depressing music. I had no idea that when I went to my minimum wage job that I was working for the government to spread lies using MY money!! I think that this film is a definite eye-opener and I would recommend it to ALL AGE GROUPS.

I consider the time that I spent watching this documentary a great investment, and I cant wait to talk about it with my friends and co workers after they've watched it as well.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss 420 - The Documentary (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page