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"Intense, outrageous and still relevant a cult hit waiting to happen." The Boston Phoenix
"Paralyzing. A devastating indictment and a chilling prognosis." The San Francisco Chronicle
1970. The war in Vietnam is escalating. There is massive public protest in the United States and elsewhere. President Nixon declares a state of national emergency and the Federal authorities are given the power to detain persons judged to be "a risk to national security."
In a desert zone in southwest California, a civilian tribunal passes sentence on groups of dissidents and gives them the option of participating in law enforcement training exercises in the Bear Mountain National Punishment Park. In an atmosphere of aggression and intimidation and in soaring temperatures, the prisoners have to fight for their lives as they are hunted down by the forces of law and order.
For my money, now that Bush is out of office we can breathe easier, but that's beside the point.
The purpose of the punishment park is to - well, punish - and train the law enforcement officers to deal with dissidents en masse.
This "underground" pseudo-documentary unfortunately has not lost any relevance since its inception 36 years ago until today.
This was an interesting movie. Since Amazon insists on putting the year the film is released as streaming as "The Year" -- instead of when it was actually made -- I watched... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Paul Hughes
Left right are fake. Money rules. Trinkets rule you. Safety rules you. Manufactured consent to unlawful laws rules over you. To be lawful a law must be fair. Read morePublished 15 days ago by B. Mcclure
You do forget sometimes that it is a movie. But when you remember it IS only a movie and then look around at the current situation of the US, it becomes even more realistic.Published 18 days ago by Keith From NY
Do not waste your time unless you need reaffirmation of a leftist view of 60's radical idealism.Published 19 days ago by John Ketchum