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American Woman (2019)

Inspired by the headline-dominating kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalized re-imagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny, a political activist assigned to take care of her.

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Semi Chellas

Writers:

Semi Chellas, Susan Choi (novel)
5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hong Chau ... Jenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Burstyn ... Miss Dolly
David Cubitt ... Agent John Spivey
Sarah Gadon ... Pauline
John Gallagher Jr. ... Juan
Matt Gordon ... Bob
Dylan House ... Michael
Lola Kirke ... Yvonne
Jordan Pettle ... Rob Frazier
Alicia Richardson ... Sandy
David Tompa ... Fingerprinter
Dru Viergever ... State Trooper
Richard Walters ... Thomas
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Inspired by the headline-dominating kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalized re-imagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny, a political activist assigned to take care of her.

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American Fiction
1 July 2020 | by kissmyasthma-95598See all my reviews

Leave it to Hollywood to consider the average American movie goer to be under the age of 45. This would allow for the artistic license applied to this uninspired drivel. Artistic license being Hollywood speak meaning made up garbage based on lies! A great many of us remember the Patty Hearst story quite well as it was nowhere near "confounding" as one reviewer put it. She was not a "billionaire daughter", she an heiress to a millionaire newspaper owner. Another reviewer said that she was "non-violent", and yet all of us who were alive at the time remember her picture on the front page of those very same newspapers, of her holding a machine gun. This movie is nothing more than a fictional drama alluding to a connection to Patty in order to garner the attention required to separate the millennial's from their money. Save your money and read all about the real story via the myriad of on-line college libraries.


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