"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, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, Noah Robbins, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton, Jeremy Strong and others.

Here are "The Trial of the Chicago 7" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Trial of the Chicago 7 movie?

Netflix on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 released the trailer for "The Trial of the Chicago 7" you can watch here:
The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film.

Plot summary

What is The Trial of the Chicago 7 movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Trial of the Chicago 7" movie plot summary.

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 police officers 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 trying 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 plays who in the The Trial of the Chicago 7 movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Trial of the Chicago 7" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Sacha Baron Cohen  as Abbie Hoffman founding member of the Youth International Party (Yippies)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II  as Bobby Seale national chairman of the Black Panther Party and eighth defendant
Eddie Redmayne  as Tom Hayden a leader and one time President of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt  as Richard Schultz assistant federal prosecutor
John Carroll Lynch  as David Dellinger leader of the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE)
Alex Sharp  as 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  as Lee Weiner
Frank Langella  as Judge Julius Hoffman
Michael Keaton  as Ramsey Clark United States Attorney General during the riots
Jeremy Strong  as Jerry Rubin founding member of the Yippies
Mark Rylance  as 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
Ben Shenkman  as Leonard Weinglass defense counsel
Kelvin Harrison Jr.  as Fred Hampton chairman of Illinois Chapter Black Panther Party
John Doman  as John N. Mitchell United States Attorney General during the trial
Caitlin FitzGerald  as Daphne O'Connor FBI agent assigned to Rubin, in order to infiltrate the protests
Wayne Duvall  as Paul DeLuca agent assigned to survey Davis during the protests
Alice Kremelberg  as Bernardine receptionist in the defendants' office
Alan Metoskie  as Allen Ginsberg
Max Adler  as Officer Stan Wojohowski and Sergeant Scott Scibelli undercover police officers
Damian Young  as Howard Ackerman special advisor to Mitchell
Danny Flaherty  as John Froines
Brady Jenness  as David Dellinger's Son
Meghan Rafferty  as Mrs. Dellinger
Juliette Angelo  as Juror 6
Brendan Burke  as Bailiff
Tah von Allmen  as Mrs. Winter
John Gawlik  as Policeman That Arrests Jerry
Kevin O'Donnell  as Bar Patron 1
Gavin Haag  as Bar Patron 2
Tiffany Denise Hobbs  as Sondra
Steve Routman  as David Stahl
Madison Nichols  as Demonstrator
John F. Carpenter  as Detective Bell
Larry Mitchell  as Detective Frapoly
Mike Geraghty  as Detective Sam McGiven
Michael Brunlieb  as Eddie (as Mike Brunlieb)
James Pravasilis  as Egg Throwing Crowd Member
Vic Kuligoski  as Frat Boy 1
Brandon Fierro  as Frat Boy 2
Calvin Ticknor-Swanson  as Frat Boy 3
Gabrielle Perrea  as Girl in Beret
Michelle Hurst  as Housekeeper Jane
Tony Lawry  as Man
Kathleen Garrett  as Mitchell's Secretary
Matthew LeFevour  as Officer 1
Christian Litke  as Officer 2
Michael Bassett  as Officer Quinn
Shawn Parsons  as Policeman in Haymarket
Julian Hester  as Policeman on Bullhorn
John Quilty  as Reporter Jack
Kate Miller  as Reporter Marjorie
Edward Fletcher  as Reporter Sy
Blair Lewin  as Woman in Tavern
Jessica Wood  as Bartender
Steven Komito  as Marshal
Marco Lama  as Someone in the Crowd
Ben Kass  as Reporter 7
Gabriel Franken  as Reporter 8
Ed Flynn  as Reporter 9
Alex Henderson  as Young Man
David Fierro  as Bailiff 2
Sam Nelson Harris  as Band Lead Singer
J. C. MacKenzie  as Tom Foran chief federal prosecutor
Marlee Mendelson  as Band Member
Hana Chew  as Band Member
Ashley Trumbo  as Band Member
Allison Trumbo  as Band Member
Shane Skidmore  as Band Member
Jeffrey Yonkus  as Band Member
Maria Jacobson  as Band Member
Brendan Brown  as Band Member
Dan MacDonald  as Band Member
Keeley Morris  as Female Protestor
Thomas John Gallagher  as Radio Cop
Michael A. Dean  as Carl Oglesby
Elizabeth Holder  as Juror 11
C. J. Wilson  as Officer Stan Wojohowski and Sergeant Scott Scibelli undercover police officers

Release date

When is The Trial of the Chicago 7 movie release date?

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 25, 2020 (United States) distributing 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 filming details?

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed over $107,423.

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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 movie?

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100.

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