After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan, a.k.a. Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, for which he is wanted as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the F.B.I. while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals, even as Nick faces their consequences with another.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One sequence takes place at "Bureau of the State, Department of Licencing". In New York State, where the scene is set, there is no such entity as "Bureau of the State - Department of Licencing" -- the corresponding government office in actuality would be The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, where drivers licenses are obtained. Moreover, "licencing" is British spelling -- something that you'd never see in an official context in the U.S. See more »
This is a story, fictional of course, though based on factual events, about American terrorists from the early 1970's who set bombs and killed people for a variety of radical reasons. The fiction part of the movie is that it doesn't quite take into account the reality of the murderous reality of the actual terrorists.
Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, and evidently many of the rest of the cast, don't seem to be concerned about the truth of the matters that occurred at that time. Death, destruction, bombs, violence. The facile, and self-important illusions they decided upon, are never considered.
Foolishness abounds, and the terrorists are very self forgiving as they go about their lives after they have decided they hate the nation they thrive in.
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