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Underground (1976)

It's the mid 1970s and the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), a radical (and violent) offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, explains to leftist filmmakers the difficulties... See full summary »
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Bill Ayers Bill Ayers ... Self (as Billy Ayers)
Kathy Boudin Kathy Boudin ... Self
Emile de Antonio Emile de Antonio ... Self
Bernardine Dohrn Bernardine Dohrn ... Self
Jeff Jones Jeff Jones ... Self
Haskell Wexler ... Self
Cathy Wilkerson ... Self
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It's the mid 1970s and the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), a radical (and violent) offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, explains to leftist filmmakers the difficulties and experiences of being underground and wanted by the federal government. Written by Rex Iscariot <jakartajoe@xoommail.com>

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The Film The FBI Didn't Want You To See

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Not terribly interesting.
13 September 2005 | by VellmontSee all my reviews

The movie is almost entirely interviews with members of the Weather Underground. If you're interested in them historically you should probably see it, if only for completeness. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else though. There's not much presence or perspective of anyone in the movie except the weather underground themselves. That is to say the movie seems a bit lost in itself.

Most of the material is speeches given by various members about their ideology, and the historical events (bombings, violence, etc) surrounding their group. What's missing is more in depth interviews about the background of each WUO member. There's very brief backgrounds given but I never got a sense of who any of these people were, only what sounded like a pre-prepared doctrine that they'd been saying over and over for years. I got the impression the WUO were a group of extremely bored people who were tired of their own movement. It should come as no surprise that they stopped being active the same year this movie was released.


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14 April 1978 (Sweden) See more »

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