The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Poster

Release Date: 1979

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Based on actual events, this film finds Patty Hearst (Lisa Eilbacher), the daughter of newspaper heir Randolph Hearst (Stephen Elliott), ripped from her privileged life by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a small left-wing terrorist organization. As the group holds her hostage and issues demands, Patty is exposed to their cause and slowly begins to empathize with their goals. Meanwhile, Charles Bates (Dennis Weaver), a veteran FBI agent who is preparing to retire, investigates the unusual case.

Cast: Dennis Weaver, Lisa Eilbacher, David Haskell, Stephen Elliott, Dolores Sutton, Felton Perry

Director: Paul Wendkos

Genres: Docudrama