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Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 September 2019 (USA)
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RAISE HELL: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her ... See full summary »

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Janice Engel

Writers:

Janice Engel, Monique Zavistovski (Writer)
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Credited cast:
Ben Barnes ... Self
Paul Begala ... Self
Pat Buchanan ... Self (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Laura Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Carlton Carl ... Self
Don Carleton Don Carleton ... Self
Marcia Wigby Carter Marcia Wigby Carter ... Self
Bill Clinton ... Self (archive footage)
Bruce Collins Bruce Collins ... Self (archive footage)
Harold Cook ... Self - Political Commentator
Debra Danburg Debra Danburg ... Self
Lou Dubose ... Self
Ronnie Dugger ... Self
Marg Elliston Marg Elliston ... Self
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RAISE HELL: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell.

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Her Pen Was Mightier Than Her Politics

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Molly Ivins: I do think that those of us who care about you know, such ephemera as the Bill of Rights, um, it's a good time to dig in. It's a good time to talk loud. It's a good time to remember a few things about how to fight these sorry bastards. Patriotic bullies back in World War I used to run around kicking dachshunds on the grounds that they were German dogs. Now, I'll tell you something about people like that: they don't go around kicking German Shepherds.
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A good movie about a great woman
2 January 2020 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) was directed by Janice Engel.

Molly Ivins was one of a kind. She was a brilliant reporter, a wonderful satirist, and a fascinating person.

The excellent movie captures Ivins' personality and professional accomplishments very well. The biography is a mix of clips from her many lectures and guest appearances with interviews from the journalists who knew her and worked with her.

The only drawback to the film is the time spent on the Texas legislature. Ivins wrote scathingly funny articles about how inept they were. However, if you're not from Texas, you may not see the importance of all of her efforts to to prove to readers that they're truly losers.

We saw this movie on the small screen, where it worked very well. It has an excellent IMDb rating of 7.7. I think it's even better than that.


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6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$94,504, 1 September 2019

Gross USA:

$694,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$694,410
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