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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 »

Director:

Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writer:

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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Drama

Certificate:

R
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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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Production Co:

Inter Planetary See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Spectacular docudrama highlighting one of the most famous trials of the 20th century
20 April 2016 | by television23See all my reviews

Spectacular docudrama that highlights one of the most famous trials of the 20th century. The usage of the split screen and seeing the real defendants commenting on the trial as the actors are playing their parts is so innovative and amazing. The real Abbie Hoffman is as always so entertaining and a larger than life figure. So sad to know he killed himself a few years after he was filmed for this movie. Also the use of real stock footage is interspersed throughout and adds a layer of reality and mounting tension during the trial. Tremendous performances led by David Opatashu as the judge and a terrific cast of riveting actors makes this a must see television movie.


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