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ACORN and the Firestorm (2017)

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A hidden-camera video involving a fake prostitute threatens to destroy ACORN, America's largest grassroots anti-poverty organization. World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival.
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Credited cast:
John Atlas John Atlas ... Himself - Author, Seeds of Change: the story of ACORN
Glenn Beck Glenn Beck ... Himself (archive footage)
Bon Bon Bon Bon ... Herself - ACORN member
Andrew Breitbart ... Himself - Blogger (archive footage)
Patrick Caddell Patrick Caddell ... Himself - Politicla Consultant (as Pat Caddell)
Bill Clinton ... Himself - Democratic presidential candidate (archive footage)
Doug Giles Doug Giles ... Himself - Hannah's father
Hannah Giles Hannah Giles ... Herself
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Maude Hurd Maude Hurd ... Herself - ACORN member, President of the Board
Gene Iredale Gene Iredale ... Himself - Lawyer
Darrell Issa Darrell Issa ... Himself (archive footage) (as Rep. Darrell Issa)
Laura Johns Laura Johns ... Herself - ACORN staff
Ted Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sen. Edward Kennedy)
Steve King Steve King ... Himself - U.S. Representative, Iowa (as Congressman Steve King)
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A hidden-camera video involving a fake prostitute threatens to destroy ACORN, America's largest grassroots anti-poverty organization. World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival.

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6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,621, 8 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,621, 8 April 2018
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Gooed news followed by bad
18 October 2017 | by joefinejfSee all my reviews

An insightful look at the dramatic rise and --manufactured -- melodramatic fall of one of the most important grass roots anti-poverty organizations in America. ACORN and the Firestorm can be a source of inspiration for those who would try to build progressive movements, and a warning sign of the right wing attacks that almost inevitably follow successes.


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