• Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)

Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 1998

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

A riot breaks out during the Democratic National Convention of 1968. A group of eight men are arrested and put on trial for conspiring to incite the riot, including Abbie Hoffman (Michael Lembeck), the noted political prankster. Throughout his court battle, Hoffman frequently feuds with Judge Julius Hoffman (David Opatoshu). Their battles are re-created using court transcripts, enhanced with archival footage and interviews with the real "Chicago 8."

Cast: Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Robert Carradine, Brian Benben, David Clennon, Michael Lembeck, David Opatoshu, Robert Loggia

Director: Jeremy Kagan

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Judge, Quest, Amusing, Underdog, Engaging, 1970s, 1960s

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