5.9/10
76
0 user 2 critic

The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)

The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerilla organization, as seen by the F.B.I. Agent in charge of her case.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writer:

Adrian Spies
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Weaver ... Charles Bates
Lisa Eilbacher ... Patty Hearst
David Haskell David Haskell ... Steven Weed
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Randolph Hearst
Dolores Sutton ... Catherine Hearst
Felton Perry ... Cinque
Tisa Farrow ... Gabi
Jonathan Banks ... Pato
Anne De Salvo ... Gelina
Catherine Butterfield Catherine Butterfield ... Carmella
Karen Landry ... Fahizah
Nancy Wolfe ... Lucy Brawley
Brendan Burns Brendan Burns ... Cujo
Roy Poole ... Tyler
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Sheriff's Deputy
Learn more

More Like This 

Zuma Beach (TV Movie 1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Suzanne Somers, Steven Keats, Mark Wheeler
Patty Hearst (1988)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames
Abduction (1975)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped by left wing terrorists.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Judith-Marie Bergan, David Pendleton, Gregory Rozakis
Having Babies II (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of various couples who get caught up in the personal and emotional crises of birth, adoption and hospitalization, and also of the hospital and health care workers who take care of them.

Director: Richard Michaels
Stars: Tony Bill, Cliff Gorman, Carol Lynley
The Runaways (1978–1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Psychologist David McKay tracks down runaways from bad or broken homes and tries to help them rebuild their lives. He's helped by his girlfriend Karen Wingate, and by Mark Johnson and Susan... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Biehn, Alan Feinstein, Patti Cohoon-Friedman
Nobody's Fool (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A sepia tinted weepie where a niave girl learns about men in more ways than one; a loss of innocence - but full of charm

Director: Evelyn Purcell
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts, Mare Winningham
The Wrong Man (1993)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Kevin Anderson, John Lithgow
Off the Wall (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Two young hitchhikers are picked up a speed-crazed young woman, who tears around the countryside. She leaves them to take the blame for her activities, and they find themselves sentenced to... See full summary »

Director: Rick Friedberg
Stars: Paul Sorvino, Patrick Cassidy, Rosanna Arquette
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The members of a Vietnam veteran's old Army unit start turning up murdered. The police soon begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer. He knows he isn't, and must find the real killer ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Perry King, Don Stroud, Tisa Farrow
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: David Warbeck, Tisa Farrow, Tony King
The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill

Photos

Edit

Storyline

The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerilla organization, as seen by the F.B.I. Agent in charge of her case.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The most sensational kidnapping case of our time!

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Secuestro (1976) See more »

User Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caso de Patty Hearst See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed