Sunday, March 14, 2010

Streaming Sundays - Steal This Movie (2000)

It's been a long time (91 days) since we've last posted a Streaming Sunday feature-length film. Well folks, that's because we're trying to stray away from copyright infringement and the 'stealing' of other people's works. We're attempting to go legit and stir clear of the piracy plaguing the internet today. Alas, we're going the safer and more respectable route of finding those movies that are posted free on reputable sources and websites.

So funny enough, our first movie is appropriately entitled, "Steal This Movie!" starring Vincent D'Onofrio as Abbie Hoffman, the well-known 1960's social and political activists that rustled the feathers of local, state and federal governments with the Yippies. Janeane Garafalo guests stars as Abbie's second wife Anita in this great counter-culture biopic. Also note that Michael Cera appears as Abbie's son america. (His name is purposely spelled with a lower case 'a')

The film takes it name from the guidebook to social activism, Steal This Book written by Abbie Hoffman in 1971. However the film takes basis from on several books including To America With Love: Letters from the Underground written by both Anita and Abbie Hoffman. You may recall the flag shirt wearing gentlemen whom introduces Forrest Gump to speak at the Vietnam protests at the Lincoln Memorial. That gentleman is someone portraying Abbie Hoffman as he lead the Vietnam protests in Washington, D.C.

'Abbie Hoffman' appears in Forrest Gump

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