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Steal This Movie

107 min | Spain:106 min
Biography | Drama | Romance
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Robert Greenwald
2 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-06-28
Filming Locations: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Opening Weekend: $23,221 (USA) (20 August 2000)
Gross: $76,053 (USA) (10 September 2000)
Vincent D'Onofrio
Abbie Hoffman
Janeane Garofalo
Anita Hoffman
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Johanna Lawrenson
Kevin Pollak
Gerry Lefcourt
Donal Logue
Stew Albert
Kevin Corrigan
Jerry Rubin
Alan Van Sprang
David Glenn
Troy Garity
Tom Hayden
Ingrid Veninger
Judy Albert
Stephen Marshall
Louis Wertzel
Joyce Gordon
Florence Hoffman
Bernard Kay
John Hoffman
Jean Daigle
Johnie Chase
Joshua Dov
Hippie Kid - NYC
Michael Cera
America - 7 & 8 Years Old
Craig Ryan
America - 16 Years Old
James Binkley
Crew Cut #1
Walter Masko
Crew Cut #2
Brian King
Crew Cut #3
Jim Codrington
Merwin Mondesir
Private Kendall
Derek Murchie
Undercover Cop
Joey Pomanti
Shawn Lawrence
Tony Meyler
Cop #1
Nick Bacon
Cop #2
Trevor Bain
Shane Daly
Chicago Cop (as Shane Daley)
Kent Staines
Richard Schultz
Ken Kramer
Judge Hoffman
David Eisner
William Kuntsler
Todd Kozan
Rennie Davis
Bobby Seale
Timm Zemanek
David Dellinger
Keith Jones
John Frolnes
Marc Aubin
Lee Weiner
Domenico Fiore
Jury Foreman (as Dom Fiore)
Chad Willett
Sky (as Chad Willet)
Tyagi Schwartz
Wannabe Hippie
Demore Barnes
Student Leader
Robert Smith
Ad Exec
Jeana MacIsaac
Unknown Woman
Scott Wickware
FBI Agent Kells
Kevin Hare
FBI Agent
Shaun Smyth
Paul Held
Jody Racicot
Aaron Steele
Stuart Clow
FBI Agent in Filing Room
Rhona Shekter
Kim Roberts
Beatriz Pizano
Mrs. Ramos
Michael Capellupo
Studio Exec
Andy Marshall
Security Guard
Jeff Pustil
Dr. Oscar Janigar
June Whiteman
Mayor at Yacht Club
Carolyn Goff
Hippie Girl
Donald Tripe
Newscaster #1
Christine Donatelli
Newscaster #2 (as Christina Donatelli)
Philip Craig
Police Chief
Toni Ellwand
Mother (as Toni Ellewand)
Robert Ward
FBI Agent in Boiler Room
Summer Brockwell
Hippie Girl
Spiro Agnew
Himself (at his inauguration, behind Nixon) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Boyd
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter
Himself (at his inauguration) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rosalynn Carter
Herself (at her husband's inauguration) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard J. Daley
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vinny DeGennaro
Driver (uncredited)
Dale Evans
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hubert H. Humphrey
Himself (at Nixon inauguration) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lyndon Johnson
Himself (declines renomination) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ethel Kennedy
Herself (behind RFK) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert F. Kennedy
Himself (final speech) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Luther King
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marcus Mayer
Cop #3 (uncredited)
William Mercado
Hippie (uncredited)
Pat Nixon
Herself (at her husband's inauguration) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon
Himself (at his first inauguration) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ila Packman
Abby Hoffman's comrad leaving prison (uncredited)
Roy Rogers
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Segovia
America Hoffman - age 4
Earl Warren
Himself (swears in Nixon) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Did you know?
Second most stolen film in America, the first being Clerks. (1994).
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Troy Garity, who plays Tom Hayden, is the son of the real Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda.
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The title for the film is inspired by Abbie Hoffman's book title "Steal This Book". It was a "survival guide" for hippies, including then-current names and addresses of places to go for free food, shelter and clothing. Since it was written for those wishing to survive outside the need for money (and it utilized Hoffman's infamous sense of humor), the title encouraged them to steal the book in order to access the information.
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The sign behind Abbie Hoffman for the "Chicago 7 Legal Defense Fund" is misspelled "Defence".
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Hoffman asks a young soldier what he thought about Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. Hoffman talks about Jimi playing before half a million people. In fact, Hendrix was one of the last acts to play - on Monday morning of the weekend concert. About 40,000 - 50,000 people were left to see his performance.
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Canadian road signs appear in several scenes including the early scene where Abbie is calling from the isolated phone booth. In the scene where Abbie's mother is driving down the road, a sign written in metric is clearly visible.
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Chapter Headings, an unofficial version:
***this may contain SPOILERS***One of many possible sets of chapter headings: * 01 = 00:00:00.000 - on the run - * 02 = 00:03:52.000 - the early days - * 03 = 00:15:29.000 - stock exchange and pentagon up to Chicago - * 04 = 00:28:07.000 - Chicago - * 05 = 00:37:42.000 - Chicago 7 - * 06 = 00:44:42.000 - pressures from the state - * 07 = 00:58:29.000 - on the run - * 08 = 01:04:20.000 - with a new girl - * 09 = 01:22:41.000 - Canada - * 10 = 01:31:22.000 - the reprieve - * 11 = 01:37:33.000 - end credits - * 12 = 01:43:20.000 - end -.000 is a placeholder for the exact time.These are best viewed edited so as to show one chapter per line, if using this for search. There is a copy showing this in the Message board, which is only accessible when logged in. That also includes an OGG version.The OGG version is for if there are players that can work from an external OGG chapters file.
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