In the King of Prussia

United States, 1982

Film
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In September 1980, eight Catholic pacifists known as the Plowshare 8 entered the G. E. plant known as ‘King of Prussia’. They damaged two nuclear missile nose-cones and poured blood on weapon parts. By condensing 1300 pages of trial transcripts into a 70-page film script a courtroom drama has been staged. The defendants play themselves. Cast: The Plowshares 8, Martin Sheen, Jackson Browne.

Credits

producer/director

Emile de Antonio

production company

Turin Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33476

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Nuclear industry

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear disarmament

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear weapons

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Courtroom films and programs

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Trials

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Trials in motion pictures

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Antinuclear movement

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Motion pictures - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nuclear disarmament

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pacifism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear energy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear industry

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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