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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

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patty See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,223,326
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Spoofed in Citizen Tania (1989) 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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Decent early Ving Rhames; film only of interest to certain audience
3 August 2002 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Natasha Richardson, as Patty Hearst, does a decent job with the role. I suppose she is speaking so slowly all the time to keep her British accent under control, but it makes her sound stoned. (Richardson did an excellent job with an American (Southern) accent a few years later in "Nell". Ving Rhames did a bang-up (ha-ha) job as the SLA terrorist, and you really have to hand it to him for being able to spout off all that Marxist, revolutionary drivel and still keep a straight face. That rhetoric sounds so ludicrous in 2002, and frankly it was pretty absurd by 1974. This is really only worth catching on TV if you're interested in the subject matter, not worth a rental. Grade: C-


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