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The Hemp Revolution (1995)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 October 1995 (USA)
Anthony Clarke explores the history and uses of the hemp plant and looks at the economic and culture forces that are behind its prohibition.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Clarke Anthony Clarke ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Andrew Weil ... Himself - University of Arizona, College of Medicine (as Dr. Andrew Weil)
Karen Aleay Karen Aleay ... Herself - Festival Organizer
Eugene Collins Eugene Collins ... Himself - Tantawangalo Catchment Protection Association
John Stahl ... Himself - Evanescent Press
Sherri Tonn Sherri Tonn ... Herself - Sierra Club (as Prof. Sherri Tonn)
Maria Desmet Maria Desmet ... Herself - Director, Hemp Research Agrotechnological Institute
Jean-Paul Matthieu Jean-Paul Matthieu ... Himself - Director, French Hemp Federation (as Jean Paul Matthieu)
Patsy Harmsen Patsy Harmsen ... Herself - Hemp for Paper Consortium
Jim Young Jim Young ... Himself - Executive Editor, 'Pulp & Paper' Magazine
Andrew Katelaris Andrew Katelaris ... Himself - Bio-Logical Products (as Dr. Andrew Katelaris)
Kate Short Kate Short ... Herself - Total Environment Centre (as Dr. Kate Short)
William Conde William Conde ... Himself - Conde's Redwood Lumber
George Tyson George Tyson ... Himself - Xylan Corporation
Alan Brady Alan Brady ... Himself - Hemp Seed Chef


Anthony Clarke explores the history and uses of the hemp plant and looks at the economic and culture forces that are behind its prohibition.

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Written by Mandawuy Yunupingu
Performed by Yothu Yindi
Courtesy of Yothu Yindi Music and Mushroom Music
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Extremely low-quality, at times cheesy, but chock full of good info.
9 November 2003 | by broafSee all my reviews

This movie appears to be extremely low budget, and has some very cheesy sequences with bad special effects. However, the movie is filled with great, objective information.

I went into this movie expecting it to be ridiculously biased, with not much more than a lot of "legalize it!" I expected nothing more than a good laugh. I got more than what I asked for.

This movie discusses the origins of hemp laws, it's versatile potential as an agricultural industry, and, almost on a side note, it's place in various cultures as a psychoactive substance.

The movie is suitable for all ages, except for a completely unnecessary, blurry sequence, during the section on psychoaction, with a woman dancing naked in a field.

If you can see past the poor special effects and generally low quality, this is a very informative and enjoyable movie.

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