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Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 3 November 1983 (Australia)
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Director:

Lizzie Borden

Writers:

Lizzie Borden (screenplay), Ed Bowes (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Honey Honey ... Honey
Adele Bertei Adele Bertei ... Isabel
Jean Satterfield Jean Satterfield ... Adelaide Norris
Florynce Kennedy Florynce Kennedy ... Zella (as Flo Kennedy)
Becky Johnston Becky Johnston ... Newspaper Editor
Pat Murphy Pat Murphy ... Newspaper Editor
Kathryn Bigelow ... Newspaper Editor
Hillary Hurst Hillary Hurst ... Leader of Women's Army Hillary Hurst
Sheila McLaughlin Sheila McLaughlin ... Other Leader
Marty Pottenger Marty Pottenger ... Other Leader / Woman at Site
Lynne Jones Lynne Jones ... Other Leader
Ron Vawter ... FBI Agent
John Coplans John Coplans ... Chief
John Rudolph John Rudolph ... TV Newscaster
Warner Schreiner Warner Schreiner ... TV Newscaster
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Storyline

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 November 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Född i flammor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Bogosian made his first screen appearance in this film. He is one of the TV technicians who is forced at gunpoint to play the Women's Army videotape on the air. See more »

Quotes

Woman at Induction: Why we call it army? I thought army was for the men.
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Soundtracks

These Days
Written and Performed by Ibis
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incoherent film about militant female terrorists
12 December 2006 | by hampuseureniusSee all my reviews

I'm surprised that so many people like this film. I found it boring, weird and incoherent. I assume that the filmmaker's goal was to attract a female feminist audience. Important questions of womens rights are brought up for discussion. But the incoherence of the narrative and the low quality of the cinematography, sound and acting only makes it a pain to watch. So therefore I don't want to recommend it to anyone. I can understand that some people find this film interesting because they are interested in the questions that it deals with. Questions of equal rights for women and homosexuals are very important to talk about. They were hot issues back in 1983 and they are still important. But I think that many people mix up what is interesting politically and what is a good film. This is definitely not a good film.


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