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Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 3 November 1983 (Australia)
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Honey ... Honey
Adele Bertei ... Isabel
Jean Satterfield ... Adelaide Norris
Florynce Kennedy ... Zella (as Flo Kennedy)
Becky Johnston ... Newspaper Editor
Pat Murphy ... Newspaper Editor
... Newspaper Editor
Hillary Hurst ... Leader of Women's Army Hillary Hurst
Sheila McLaughlin ... Other Leader
Marty Pottenger ... Other Leader / Woman at Site
Lynne Jones ... Other Leader
... FBI Agent
John Coplans ... Chief
John Rudolph ... TV Newscaster
Warner Schreiner ... TV Newscaster
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Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Near the end of the film, the beginning of a TV news broadcast is abruptly interrupted by a message from the Women's Army. The opening animation for the news broadcast was the one used for New York TV station WNEW-TV (now WNYW), channel 5. See more »

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Woman at Induction: Why we call it army? I thought army was for the men.
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Written and Performed by The Bloods
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An important movie for all women to see
3 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Not only have I had the luck to see this movie, I had the privilege of receiving it from "Honey" one of the lead actors. This movie is so important as it brings to life the struggle of not only women who were active in the 70's, but that the issues they brought forth still continue. If one thinks we have come a long way in overcoming gender discrimination, then take a fresh look at this film. I particularly appreciate the feminist analysis that seems to be missing today from women's activism and politics. Every activist ought to view and take heed of this movies message. This film parallels much of the social climate women endure today. It reminds one of the radical ideas that fired the women's movement and how they might be reignited in todays world.It is timeless, yet carries the rawness of movies made in the 70's. I highly recommend this film.


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