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The Weather Underground ()


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The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

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Pamela Z ...
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Evan White ...
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Bernardine Dohrn ...
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Mark Rudd ...
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Brian Flanagan ...
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David Gilbert ...
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Bill Ayers ...
Himself (as Bill Ayers)
Naomi Jaffe ...
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Todd Gitlin ...
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Laura Whitehorn ...
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Don Strickland ...
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Skip Andrew ...
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L.D. Barkley ...
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Ivan Boesky ...
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Eldridge Cleaver ...
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Theodore Gold ...
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Fred Hampton ...
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George Jackson ...
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Zedong Mao ...
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James Robison ...
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Evelle Younger ...
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Directed by

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Sam Green
Bill Siegel ... (co-director)

Produced by

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Christian Ettinger ... executive producer
Jannat Gargi ... Imaging Producer
Sam Green ... producer
Mary Harron ... executive producer
Carrie Lozano ... producer
Sue Ellen McCann ... executive producer
Bill Siegel ... producer
Marc Smolowitz ... producer

Music by

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David Cerf ... (as Dave Cerf)
Amy Domingues

Cinematography by

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Andrew Black ... director of photography (as Andy Black)
Federico Salsano ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sam Green
Dawn Logsdon

Editorial Department

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Herbert H. Bennett ... colorist (as Herbert Bennett) / on-line editor (as Herbert Bennett)
Angela Reginato ... assistant editor

Art Department

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Janet Raugust ... graphics

Sound Department

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Jake Collins ... location sound
Elise Hurwitz ... location sound
Steve La Fayette ... location sound (as Steve Lafayette)
Rich Pooler ... location sound
David Westby ... sound mixer
Andre Philippenko ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Fenton ... additional camera
Greg Gricus ... additional camera operator

Music Department

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Jerry Busher ... composer: additional music
Brendan Canty ... composer: additional music
Ian MacKaye ... composer: additional music
Brooke Wentz ... music clearances: The Rights Workshop
David Cerf ... music editor (uncredited)
Amy Domingues ... music editor (uncredited)
Bob Massey ... composer: original music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Lindsay Anderson ... production assistant
Jason Cohn ... production assistant
Charlotte Gutierrez ... production assistant
Sarah Harbin ... production assistant
David Harris ... production assistant
John Lithgow ... production assistant
Sarah Marx ... production assistant
Guy Morrison ... archival footage assistance
Kenn Rabin ... archival footage assistance
Sara Sculley ... production assistant
Lindsay Dellas ... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Harbin ... researcher (uncredited)
Terry L. James ... digital film transfer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Herbert H. Bennett ... special thanks (as Herbert Bennett)
Tom Hayden ... thanks
Guy Morrison ... special thanks
Alex Trebek ... thanks

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Plot Summary

In the late 1960s and early 1970s polarization of American political situation was becoming acute, with the Vietnam War abroad and civil rights at home being the most pressing issues. For the youth political movement, seemingly ineffectual methods of peaceful protest and resistance led to the rise of a faction that wanted a more extreme approach that the government could not ignore. One particular group, the Weather Underground, attempted to team up with the Black Panthers to violently confront the US government. They began with participation in street riots, and escalated their efforts to include the bombing of specific targets associated with the government or local power structures. Through archival footage and interviews of participants on both sides of this conflict, this film covers the Weather Underground's campaign of violence through this period, the FBI's strategies and tactics to apprehend them (including some deemed unethical or illegal), until changing times and disillusionment brought their activities to an end. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Also Known As
  • Подполье погоды (Russia)
  • Tempo de Protesto (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $10,340, 22 Jun 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the segment about the accidental explosion of the Greenwich Village townhouse at 18 West 11th Street, Dustin Hoffman can be seen standing next to a fire truck observing the scene. He was living in the townhouse next door with his wife at the time, Anne Byrne. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004). See more »
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Quotes Mark Rudd: I cherished my hate as a badge of moral superiority.
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