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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director:

Katja von Garnier

Writers:

Jennifer Friedes (story), Sally Robinson (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Alice Paul
Margo Martindale ... Harriot Blatch
Anjelica Huston ... Carrie Chapman Catt
Frances O'Connor ... Lucy Burns
Lois Smith ... Anna Shaw
Vera Farmiga ... Ruza Wenclawska
Brooke Smith ... Mabel Vernon
Adilah Barnes ... Ida Wells-Barnett
Laura Fraser ... Doris Stevens
Semen Hirzhner Semen Hirzhner ... Russian Mover
Jeremy Nichols Jeremy Nichols ... Russian Mover's Son
Donna York Dunn Donna York Dunn ... Woman on Street
Kristina Vensko Kristina Vensko ... Young Jenny Leighton
Molly Parker ... Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders Lois Sanders ... Nancy Barkin
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Storyline

Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Votes for women. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Jawed Angels See more »

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Runtime:

(cinema release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For the hunger strike scenes Hilary Swank chose to eat very little and shed several pounds. See more »

Goofs

Despite what is portrayed in the movie, Carrie Chapman Catt never reconciled with Alice Paul. They remained rivals in the feminist movement for the rest of their lives. See more »

Quotes

Emily Leighton: I really don't follow politics, Ms. Burns. I haven't the head for it.
Lucy Burns: We're citizens or we're chattle: you don't really need a degree from Harvard to figure that out.
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Connections

Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Will The Circle Be Unbroken
(1958)
Written by Ada R. Habershon and Charles Gabriel, often attributed to A.P. Carter
Performed by Jasmin Tabatabai and Tico Zamora
Courtesy of Chet Records
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Women should view
17 October 2004 | by debwSee all my reviews

I just viewed this film and was very moved by the story and the performances. Hillary Swank was excellent as Alice and brought a believability to the character which the history books cannot convey.

All women should view this film, especially those who choose not to vote. While I have always exercised my right to vote, I did not realize what sacrifices were made so that I would have that right. Viewing this film should be part of American History classes. I don't remember ever reading about this in my history class. What perfect timing to have it air before this very important election.It reminds us that most freedoms that we enjoy are only won after much fierce determination, sacrifice, and overcoming overwhelming odds.


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