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Harry's War (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | March 1981 (USA)
After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Johnson
... 'Aunt' Beverly
... Kathy
... Ernie
... Wilda
... Sgt. Billy (as Elisha Cook)
James Ray ... Commissioner
Douglas Dirkson ... Draper
Jerrold Ziman ... IRS Attorney
... Newsman (as Jim McKrell)
... Major Andrews
Prentiss Rowe ... Sheriff
Vernon Weddle ... Ponde
Max Lewin ... Judge
Alan Cherry ... Agent #1


Harry Johnson's aunt is a rich eccentric with an extensive collection of military memorabilia, who also happens to be in a fight with the IRS. When she dies of a heart attack, Harry blames her death on the IRS and takes up the fight himself. As Harry's cause gains attention and supporters, the 'war' soon escalates into a full-scale seige with Harry right in the center. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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March 1981 (USA)  »

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A Guerra de Harry  »

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[first lines]
Commissioner: Taxes are the lifeblood of this nation. Collecting taxes is a thankless job. As officers and agents of the Internal Revenue Service, we are more than just an arm of the government. We are the heart and hands of the United States Treasury. There are, however, an increasing number who willfully disregard their obligation, resist the payment of taxes, and even openly criticize the Internal Revenue Service. Washington, and all of us, are gravely concerned over this growing contempt for...
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This FIlm Is in A Class By Itself
18 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

HARRY'S WAR is one of the only American films ever made that really attempts to reveal the corruption in our governmental system. Other than Frank Capra's MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON there has never really been a studio film made that tells it how it really is. And although this film only scratches the surface of how absolutely corrupt and unconstitutional the I.R.S. is, it does deliver a shocking amount of truth, within a film community that is undeniably censored and most of the time pure propaganda.

It's amazing the power that film has. It people saw this film in mass. It would start a revolution.

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