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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director:

Katja von Garnier

Writers:

Jennifer Friedes (story), Sally Robinson (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Alice Paul
Margo Martindale ... Harriot Blatch
Anjelica Huston ... Carrie Chapman Catt
Frances O'Connor ... Lucy Burns
Lois Smith ... Anna Shaw
Vera Farmiga ... Ruza Wenclawska
Brooke Smith ... Mabel Vernon
Adilah Barnes ... Ida Wells-Barnett
Laura Fraser ... Doris Stevens
Semen Hirzhner Semen Hirzhner ... Russian Mover
Jeremy Nichols Jeremy Nichols ... Russian Mover's Son
Donna York Dunn Donna York Dunn ... Woman on Street
Kristina Vensko Kristina Vensko ... Young Jenny Leighton
Molly Parker ... Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders Lois Sanders ... Nancy Barkin
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Storyline

Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston; and two Oscar nominees: Vera Farmiga and Carrie Snodgress. See more »

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Inez Milholland's funeral in reality was quite large. It was held in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol on Christmas Day 1916. Alice Paul carried the banner Inez had carried during the suffrage parade and the women of the NWP drafted petitions to President Wilson regarding the suffrage amendment. See more »

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Senator Leighton: I don't know a judge in this district that will give you custody right now.
Emily Leighton: You won't take my children.
Senator Leighton: And how are you going to stop me? Can you afford an attorney?
Emily Leighton: An attorney? To prove what? That I'm their mother? What will *your* judge say? That this is *your* house and *your* children? What am I to you, Tom, in your house? Chattel? This is how you punish me? I am their mother! They are not your children to take!
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Written and Performed by Jasmin Tabatabai and Tico Zamora
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Girl power, 1920 style!
17 November 2004 | by Cookie9102See all my reviews

"Iron Jawed Angels" follows the true life stories of Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and the other brave suffragettes who fought for a woman's right to be heard in the government. What a fabulous movie!! A topic that could have been boring was brought to life by director Katja von Garnier, as well as wonderful performances by Julia Ormond, Molly Parker, Vera Farmiga, and the amazing Hillary Swank, who brings chills with her powerful monologues. The soundtrack, despite not being from the 1910s or 1920s, is also a great listen.

An important piece of history brought to life that all women should see and appreciate.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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(cinema release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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