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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.

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Susan Lacy
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Herself
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (archive sound) (as Richard M. Nixon)
Robert Redford ... Himself - Actor
Nathalie Vadim Nathalie Vadim ... Herself - Stepdaughter
Sydney Pollack ... Himself - Director (archive footage)
Alan J. Pakula ... Himself - Director (archive footage)
Country Joe McDonald ... Himself - Musician (archive footage)
Tom Hayden ... Himself - Organizer, Politician, Author
Dick Cavett ... Himself - Television Personality
Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive sound)
H.R. Haldeman ... Himself (archive sound)
Fletcher Thompson Fletcher Thompson ... Himself - Congressman (archive footage)
Abbie Hoffman ... Himself - Activist (archive footage)
Troy Garity ... Himself - Son
Paula Weinstein ... Herself - Producer
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A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.

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English | French

Release Date:

24 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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By the Beautiful Sea
Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Harold Atteridge (as Harold R. Atteridge)
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A peek into the life of a complex woman
2 October 2018 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

If anyone grew up with Jane Fonda as a Hollywood and newspaper headliner, then this docu is a must see.

Jane Fonda is to be admired for her social activism and her anti-war bravery ! According to her, her childhood was a painful mess. What can be said about that? I do not know.

But her marriage to Ted Turner was an affirmation of her privileged status in our society. Yes, she went out on a limb to support causes she held dear to her heart. Then suddenly she marries a billionaire!! I don't know what to make of that fact. Why? It's as if she turned her back on herself. As stated above - she is a complex person.

Like her or not - she has made a name for herself independent of her fathers fame through her acting career and her social/political activities. Her name is permanently etched into the history of both the 20th & 21st Centuries.


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