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Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)

A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

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Jeremy Kagan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brian Benben ... Tom Hayden
Peter Boyle ... David Dellinger
Robert Carradine ... Rennie Davis
David Clennon ... Richard Schultz
Robert Fieldsteel ... Lee Weiner
Elliott Gould ... Leonard Weinglass
David Kagen David Kagen ... John Froines
Michael Lembeck ... Abbie Hoffman
Robert Loggia ... William M. Kunstler
Carl Lumbly ... Bobby Seale
Barry Miller ... Jerry Rubin
David Opatoshu ... Judge Julius Hoffman
Ron Rifkin ... Allen Ginsberg
Martin Sheen ... James Marion Hunt
Harris Yulin ... Thomas Foran
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A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative manner dramatic recreations (largely faithful to the actual trial transcripts) with documentary footage and interviews with the actual defendants. Written by Mike Sauter <msauter@injersey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Összeesküvés: A chicagói nyolcak pere See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A few of the original Chicago 8 have passed away since its original airing, but all were alive and present for the production of this drama. Interviews are shown with the actual participants of the trial, and a photo session is shown, in which the actors portraying the participants are photographed with their real-life counterparts. See more »

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An innovative TV movie that should be required viewing
2 March 2001 | by debbieestherSee all my reviews

Required viewing for all American History students should be the rule. Thanks to the great actors, Mickael Lembeck, Elliott Gould, Peter Boyle, Brian Benben, and all the others, this film takes you back to when America's youth set out to made a statement and when they really believed they could change the world..... and didn't we in some ways???


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