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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Jawed Angels See more »

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Runtime:

(cinema release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The device used to hold Hilary Swank's mouth open during the force feeding scene is a speculum. See more »

Goofs

During President Wilson's speech acknowledging the importance of women to the war effort, the flag behind him is hanging incorrectly, The Union -- the blue field -- should always be displayed in the upper left-hand corner. In the film it's to the right. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Burns: Don't you ever want to get married?
Alice Paul: I'm busy that day.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
(1993)
Written by Sarah McLachlan and Pierre Marchand
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Fiilm and TV Music
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See it with your daughter!
6 March 2004 | by meer123See all my reviews

The story of the women's suffrage movement in America during the period 1912- 1920 moves along crisply, and the acting is of high caliber. This is not your grandmother's civil rights history; it is contemporary, relevant and occasionally funny. These are powerful, intelligent women who launch a quixotic campaign

to win voting rights against the opposition of most men, including President

Wilson, and not a few women. Set against a historical background that includes Prohibition and the outbreak of World War I, the film doesn't shy away from

tough subjects -- the human rights abuses committed against the movement's

leaders are depicted graphically and would not be suitable for young viewers. The 2000 Presidential election was a wake-up call about the need to exercise

our constitutional rights. This film reminds us never to take those rights for granted.


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