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Patty Hearst (1988)

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

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writers:

Patricia Hearst (book), Alvin Moscow (book) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Richardson ... Patricia Hearst
William Forsythe ... Teko
Ving Rhames ... Cinque
Frances Fisher ... Yolanda
Jodi Long ... Wendy Yoshimura
Olivia Barash ... Fahizah
Dana Delany ... Gelina
Marek Johnson Marek Johnson ... Zoya
Kitty Swink ... Gabi
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Cujo (as Pete Kowanko)
Tom O'Rourke ... Jim Browning
Scott Kraft ... Steven Weed
Jeff Imada ... Neighbor
Ermal Williamson Ermal Williamson ... Randolph A. Hearst
Elaine Revard Elaine Revard ... Catherine Hearst
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The true story of Patricia Hearst, a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970s. The time spent with her captors made her question her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a scandal in the US and since then Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Heiress... kidnap victim... turned urban terrorist... bank robber

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The real Patricia Hearst was pardoned by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001--his last official act before he left office. See more »

Goofs

An AMC Pacer is shown twice as Patty and the SLA carry out the Hibernia Bank heist. The event took place in April 1974, but the Pacer was not introduced until 1975. See more »

Quotes

Teko: [after a mock gunfight] You're dead.
Patricia Hearst: [whining] I'm always dead!
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Soundtracks

Way Back Home
Performed by The Crusaders
Written by Wilton Felder
Published by Four Knights Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
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We will never Know?
16 February 2020 | by martyverhagen-38195See all my reviews

I remember just being a kid but I loved history and I was absolutely enamored with this stuff. I've seen this movie a few times and Ving and Natasha (God rest your soul) were brilliant. Ving was overpowering in one of his early roles and Richardson kept her foreign accent in check and was great as Patty Hearst. I'll never forget being a young teen watching the real Patty Hearst on the news and became a pop culture icon hated and loved and doubted and believed , always a mystery to this day. Though this movie is from Patty's perspective, she was found guilty then pardoned or sentence converted. She later became an actress and I always had to watch her not for her acting abilities but just thinking what this women went through and there she is. Regardless of what we think she did go through SOMETHING bad, though we'll never know the truth and she did get out of prison because she was from one of the richest families in the US at the time. This story is so intriguing and like they say u can't make this up. You think you know but we'll NEVER know.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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