Patty Hearst (1988)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama


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In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.


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14 February 2007 | movieman_kev
7
| She walked out with empty arms, machine gun in her hand
Based on a novel be Patty herself, this film is very suspect on the actual truth, but Director Paul Schrader does a pretty good job at making the film of Hearst's kidnapping by and subsequently joining with the moronic Symbionese Liberation Army compelling throughout the duration of the film. Opting for a seemingly objective approach despite the source material. Nothing new revolving the case will be gleamed for watching this though, and one will take from it the exact same view as what one goes into it with. Personally, I don't or can't sympathize with spoiled rich girl turned violent revolutionary turned praised celebrity Hearst, but I know that there are many that do. Natasha Richardson as Patty gives a serviceable, if nothing special, job. And Ving Rhames gives a good job himself as the cliché spewing leader of the pitifully sad SLA. This movie is also widely known to be the last of Paul Schrader's films to be any good at all, so there's always that.

My Grade: B-

Eye Candy: Natasha Richardson gets topless

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Release Date:

23 September 1988

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$601,680 25 September 1988

Gross USA:

$1,223,326

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,223,326

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