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Steal This Movie

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In STEAL THIS MOVIE, director Robert Greenwald and executive producer and star Vincent D'Onofrio recreate the life and times of Abbie Hoffman. They document Hoffman's public and private life, his days of protest and of exile; and they capture the sound of the times--with songs performed by Phil Ochs, Country Joe and the Fish, Edwin Starr, and Eric Burden and Billy Preston, and written by Donovan and Bob Dylan. Greenwald, with the help of ace French director of photography Denis Lenoir and editor Kimberley Ray, produces a seamless mix of news footage and newly staged sequences, and D'Onofrio gives a vivid performance as Hoffman. Together, they bring Hoffman's flamboyant theater of protest to life. They show the anti-war protest at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968--and the wild reaction of Mayor Daley's Police Department and the National Guard. Hoffman is one of the protesters brought to trial, and the trial--of the Chicago seven--is long, contentious, and sometimes hilarious. STEAL THIS MOVIE shows Hoffman's private life and his complex relationships with his "Angel," Johanna Lawrenson (Jeanne Tripplehorn), his son, and his second wife Anita--who is movingly portrayed by Janeane Garafolo.
    • Rating - language, drug content, some nudity
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VM7567 - D

  • Credits
    Vincent D'Onofrio, Vincent Philip D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Kevin Pollack, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Corrigan, Donal Logue, Troy Garity
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Vincent D'Onofrio plays [Abbie Hoffman] with an appealing, self-conscious gusto....Ms. Garofalo gives a tender, finely shaded portrait of a woman of remarkable flexibility, strength, humor and loyalty..."
    New York Times

    "...[D'Onofrio displays] bittersweet, reflective passion..."
    USA Today

    "...An enjoyable magical mystery tour of a turbulent era....[D'Onofrio is] galvanizing..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...A vital and conscientious rendering of the life and times of Abbie Hoffman....It is expressed with a firm sense of commitment to accuracy and authenticity..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Never boring....The closing passages are quite moving....[D'Onofrio] is charismatic and has an instinctive grasp of the dramatic gesture..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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