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The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

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Himself (archive footage)
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Anne Kronenberg ...
Herself
Tory Hartmann ...
Herself
Tom Ammiano ...
Himself
Jim Elliot ...
Himself
Henry Der ...
Himself
Jeannine Yeomans ...
Herself
Bill Kraus ...
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Sally M. Gearhart ...
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself (archive footage) (as Mayor Dianne Feinstein)
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Himself - TV Interviewer of Dan White (archive footage)
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2 Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Harvey Milk & San Francisco Mayor, 'George Moscone (I)' were assassinated by recently resigned Supervisor Dan White on Monday, November 27th, 1978, approximately 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM. Milk's life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations are documented with extensive news film and personal recollections. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 September 1985 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Historien om Harvey Milk  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,851, 20 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,561, 29 October 2000
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Trivia

The film opens with acting mayor Dianne Feinstein breaking the news to the assembled press outside City Hall that mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk had both been shot and killed by city supervisor Dan White. Gus Van Sant opens his biopic Milk (2008) with the exact same footage. See more »

Goofs

When describing Harvey Milk's murder, the narrator states that White killed Milk in Milk's own office, but in reality, White asked Milk to come into White's former office, closed the door, blocked it with his body, and shot Milk there. See more »

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[first lines]
Dianne Feinstein: As president of the board of supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed. The suspect is Supervisor Dan White.
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Featured in Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner (2007) See more »

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Wonderful, moving, heartbreaking
26 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

"The Times of Harvey Milk" is one of my two favorite documentaries of all time, along with "Roger & Me." Through interviews with his friends, acquaintances, and political allies, Harvey Milk is really brought to life and a wonderful and inspirational human being. It's an especially moving story for me, since I grew up in Berkeley, just across the Bay from San Francisco - but you can enjoy this movie regardless of where you're from. I've seen "The Times of Harvey Milk" about five times now, and I've cried every time. Just thinking of the opening shot of Diane Feinstein saying, "Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot - and killed" to a shocked crowd of reporters chokes me up.


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