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Year: 2020
Original Title: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Length: 129 minutes
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Studios: DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment
Distributor: Netflix

Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 16 2020

United States: October 16 2020

Ranking

Ranking: 438 out of 16,076 movies (up 347)

Plot

Based on true events, Aaron Sorkin tells the story of the seven men accused of conspiracy, incitement to riot and other charges related to the violent protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois, in connection with the 1968 Democratic National Convention, demonstrating in against the Vietnam War. It was supposed to be a peaceful protest that turned into a violent pitched battle with the Police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest - including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale - were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the subsequent trial was one of the most notorious in American history and gave rise to foot to countless social movements at a key time for American society. It stars Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Meghan Rafferty, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella or Michael Keaton. It will premiere on Netflix after the platform obtained the rights due to the inability of the production to release it in theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic. Aaron Sorkin also signs the script and Daniel Pemberton ('Orphans of Brooklyn') composes the soundtrack while Phedon Papamichael ('Nebraska') is the cinematography.

Director

Cast The Trial of the Chicago 7

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Tom Hayden

Alex Sharp

Alex Sharp

Rennie Davis

Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

Abbie Hoffman

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong

Jerry Rubin

Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance

William Kunstler

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