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R| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
As labor strikes break out throughout the country, New York is alive with cultural revolution. Nelson Rockefeller (John Cusack) commissions Mexican artist Diego Rivera (Ruben Blades) to paint the lobby of Rockefeller Center, while Italian propagandist Margherita Sarfatti (Susan Sarandon) sells Da Vincis to fund the Mussolini war effort.and Orson Welles (Angus Macfadyen) directs an infamous stage production of "The Cradle Will Rock," closed down on the eve of its opening by U.S. soldiers.

Cast: Hank Azaria , Ruben Blades , Joan Cusack , John Cusack , Cary Elwes , Philip Baker Hall , Cherry Jones , Angus Macfadyen

Director: Tim Robbins

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Release Date: December 6th, 1999|2 hr. 13 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 63
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Wildly ambitious, unwieldy epic. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Rock actually rocks out as one of the year's most purely entertaining movies (just keep thinking: Bill Murray as a ventriloquist). show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An ambitious effort that fails as satire and as history, although it probably succeeds as a cautionary tale. show more

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