Skokie (1981)

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Skokie is the true story of a critical test of Constitutional rights in Illinois. In 1977, a small band of American neo-fascists calling itself the National Socialist Party of America plans to stage a swastika-dominated demonstration and rally. Their intended site is the Chicago suburb of Skokie, a town populated predominantly by Jews--many of them survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Jewish ACLU lawyer John Rubinstein is compelled to lobby for the National Socialists' freedom to express their views, despite his own inner turmoil over defending the very people who'd destroy him. The most vocal opponent to the planned rally is Skokie senior citizen Max Liebman (Danny Kaye), who spent five years in Hitler's death camps. Ernest Kinoy's teleplay for Skokie is fair-minded to a fault, presenting all points of view with equanimity, proving that there are no simple solutions when the fundamental right of Free Speech is involved.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Titus Productions

Cast

Eli Wallach
as Bert Silverman
Kim Hunter
as Bertha Feldman
Brian Dennehy
as Police Chief
Carl Reiner
as Abbot Rosen
Ed Flanders
as Mayor Albert J. Smith
Lee Strasberg
as Morton Weisman
George Dzundza
as Frank Collin
Ruth Nelson
as Grandma Jannsen
Danny Kaye
as Max Feldman
Robin Bartlett
as JDL Girl
Marin Kanter
as Janet Feldman
James Sutorius
as David Hamlin
John Rubinstein
as Herb Lewisohn
Dick Cusack
as Board Member
Taylor Williams
as Reporter
Dan Conway
as Anchorman
Stephen D. Newman
as Aryeh Neier
Charles Levin
as Rabbi Steinberg
Jack Orend
as Nazi
Joseph Leon
as Hershkowitz
Beatrice Fredman
as Survivor
Ned Schmidtke
as Reporter
David Hurst
as Sol Goldstein
Robin Moore
as Penny
Patti Wilkus
as Survivor
Marie Mathay
as Phyllis
Jack Callahan
as Father Kelly
Ward Ohrman
as Judge
Michele Shay
as Sheila
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½

Powerful with a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
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