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Patty Hearst (1988)

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

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writers:

Patricia Hearst (book), Alvin Moscow (book) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Richardson ... Patricia Hearst
William Forsythe ... Teko
Ving Rhames ... Cinque
Frances Fisher ... Yolanda
Jodi Long ... Wendy Yoshimura
Olivia Barash ... Fahizah
Dana Delany ... Gelina
Marek Johnson Marek Johnson ... Zoya
Kitty Swink ... Gabi
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Cujo (as Pete Kowanko)
Tom O'Rourke ... Jim Browning
Scott Kraft ... Steven Weed
Jeff Imada ... Neighbor
Ermal Williamson Ermal Williamson ... Randolph A. Hearst
Elaine Revard Elaine Revard ... Catherine Hearst
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Storyline

The true story of Patricia Hearst, a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970s. The time spent with her captors made her question her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a scandal in the US and since then Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

Heiress... kidnap victim... turned urban terrorist... bank robber

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The real Patricia Hearst was pardoned by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001--his last official act before he left office. See more »

Goofs

An AMC Pacer is shown twice as Patty and the SLA carry out the Hibernia Bank heist. The event took place in April 1974, but the Pacer was not introduced until 1975. See more »

Quotes

Patricia Hearst: [to Cinque] I'm really struggling to overcome my bourgeois upbringing.
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Connections

Version of The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Back Home
Performed by The Crusaders
Written by Wilton Felder
Published by Four Knights Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
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User Reviews

Underrated
22 September 2000 | by VerhoHoSee all my reviews

I've watched this film quite a few times now, and frankly it just keeps getting better. Stylish and disturbing as only Paul Schrader can be, this film is also notable for its fantastic performances. Ving Rhames walks a paper-thin line between madness and parody. And of course there is the awesome William Forsythe who singlehandedly takes the film to another level. His performances are so astounding in general that they can even make Steven Segal (Out For Justice) watchable. This film served a respectable political purpose as well. Few people really understood what happened to Patty Hearst, especially if you were around to watch her be demonized by the media in the 70's. This film does a brilliant job of putting you in the shoes of a woman who lived through an unimaginable experience. (10/10)


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$601,680, 25 September 1988

Gross USA:

$1,223,326

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,223,326
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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