"The Trial of the Chicago 7" is a 2020 American historical legal drama film directed by Aaron Sorkin.
The starring cast includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eddie Redmayne, John Carroll Lynch, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alex Sharp, Noah Robbins, Jeremy Strong, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella and others.
Watch the official trailer for "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Netflix on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 released the trailer:
The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film.
What is "The Trial of the Chicago 7" about?
In August 1968, Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), Rennie Davis (Alex Sharp), David Dellinger (John Carroll Lynch), Lee Weiner (Noah Robbins), John Froines (Danny Flaherty), and Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) make preparations to protest at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Five months later, all eight of them are arrested and charged with trying to incite a riot. John N. Mitchell (John Doman), the Attorney General, appoints Tom Foran (J. C. MacKenzie) and Richard Schultz (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as the prosecutors, while all the defendants except Seale are represented by William Kunstler (Mark Rylance) and Leonard Weinglass (Ben Shenkman).
Judge Julius Hoffman (Frank Langella) shows significant prejudice for the prosecution. Seale's attorney, Charles Garry, cannot attend due to illness, leading Judge Hoffman to insist that Kunstler represents all eight defendants. This insistence is rejected repeatedly by both Kunstler and Seale. Seale receives support from Fred Hampton (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) which Judge Hoffman assumes is legal help. Abbie Hoffman openly antagonizes the court. Judge Hoffman begins removing jurors who are suspected of sympathizing with the defendants due to reported threats from the Black Panther Party and charges the defendants and their attorneys with multiple counts of contempt of court.
Numerous undercover local police officers and FBI agents testify. At the time of the convention, Hayden noticed two cops tailing Davis and attempted to let the air out of their tire, but was caught and later arrested. Abbie and others led a protest to the police station where Hayden was being kept, but turned around upon seeing the police blockade outside. When attempting to return to the park, police had taken control of the hill with orders to disperse the crowd. A riot ensued, and the protestors clashed with police in an attempt to claim the hill. Kunstler makes a point that none of the defendants instigated the riot.
Who's in the "The Trial of the Chicago 7" cast?
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Trial of the Chicago 7".
Sacha Baron Cohen Abbie Hoffman founding member of the Youth International Party (Yippies)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Bobby Seale national chairman of the Black Panther Party and eighth defendant
Eddie Redmayne Tom Hayden a leader and one time President of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
John Carroll Lynch David Dellinger leader of the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Richard Schultz assistant federal prosecutor
Alex Sharp Rennie Davis organizer in Chicago for the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and the national organizer of community organizing for the SDS
Noah Robbins Lee Weiner
Jeremy Strong Jerry Rubin founding member of the Yippies
Michael Keaton Ramsey Clark Attorney General of the United States during the riots
Frank Langella Judge Julius Hoffman
Mark Rylance William Kunstler defense counsel, co-founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), board member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and active member of the National Lawyers Guild
Kelvin Harrison Jr. Fred Hampton chairman of Illinois Chapter Black Panther Party
Ben Shenkman Leonard Weinglass defense counsel
John Doman John N. Mitchell Attorney General of the U.S. during the trial
Caitlin FitzGerald Daphne O'Connor FBI agent assigned to Rubin, in order to infiltrate the protests
Wayne Duvall Paul DeLuca agent assigned to survey Davis during the protests
Alice Kremelberg Bernadine
Alan Metoskie Allen Ginsberg
Max Adler Officer Stan Wojohowski and C. J. Wilson as Sergeant Scott Scibelli, undercover police officers
Damian Young Howard Ackerman special advisor to Mitchell
Danny Flaherty John Froines
Brady Jenness David Dellinger's Son
Meghan Rafferty Mrs. Dellinger
Juliette Angelo Juror 6
Brendan Burke Bailiff
Tah von Allmen Mrs. Winter
John Gawlik Policeman That Arrests Jerry
Kevin O'Donnell Bar Patron 1
Gavin Haag Bar Patron 2
Tiffany Denise Hobbs Sondra
Steve Routman David Stahl
Madison Nichols Demonstrator
John F. Carpenter Detective Bell
Larry Mitchell Detective Frapoly
Mike Geraghty Detective Sam McGiven
Michael Brunlieb Eddie (as Mike Brunlieb)
James Pravasilis Egg Throwing Crowd Member
Vic Kuligoski Frat Boy 1
Brandon Fierro Frat Boy 2
Calvin Ticknor-Swanson Frat Boy 3
Gabrielle Perrea Girl in Beret
Michelle Hurst Housekeeper Jane
Tony Lawry Man
Kathleen Garrett Mitchell's Secretary
Matthew LeFevour Officer 1
Christian Litke Officer 2
Michael Bassett Officer Quinn
Shawn Parsons Policeman in Haymarket
Julian Hester Policeman on Bullhorn
John Quilty Reporter Jack
Kate Miller Reporter Marjorie
Edward Fletcher Reporter Sy
C.J. Wilson Sergeant Scott Scibelli
Blair Lewin Woman in Tavern
Jessica Wood Bartender
Steven Komito Marshal
Marco Lama Someone in the Crowd
Ben Kass Reporter 7
Gabriel Franken Reporter 8
Ed Flynn Reporter 9
Alex Henderson Young Man
David Fierro Bailiff 2
Sam Nelson Harris Band Lead Singer
Marlee Mendelson Band Member
Hana Chew Band Member
Ashley Trumbo Band Member
Allison Trumbo Band Member
J. C. MacKenzie Tom Foran chief federal prosecutor
Shane Skidmore Band Member
Jeffrey Yonkus Band Member
Maria Jacobson Band Member
Brendan Brown Band Member
Dan MacDonald Band Member
Keeley Morris Female Protestor
Thomas John Gallagher Radio Cop
Michael A. Dean Carl Oglesby
Elizabeth Holder Juror 11
When is "The Trial of the Chicago 7" released in cinemas?
The film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" was scheduled to be released on September 25, 2020 (United States) by Netflix, ADS Service, Diamond Films, Entertainment Film Distributors, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Hakuhodo, Madman Entertainment, Madman Films, Metropolitan Filmexport, Movie Cloud, Nordisk Film Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, Odeon, PVR Pictures, Panorama Entertainment, The Searchers, United King Films and Rocket Science.
What are "The Trial of the Chicago 7" film specifications?
The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed over $107,423.
The film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" is rated with "R" rating.
"The Trial of the Chicago 7" filming. Principal photography began the next month in October between Chicago and New Jersey.
What are critics and audiences saying about "The Trial of the Chicago 7"?
"The Trial of the Chicago 7" got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100.
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