The Line | 1979

An account of the Presidio mutiny of 1968, in which twenty-seven prisoners participated in a sit-down strike at the stockade in Presidio, California. The protest was sparked by the death of a prisoner, overcrowding in ...more

Cast

... Private Rusty Novik

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... Potofski

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... Sergeant Hook

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... Janie

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... Mrs Novik

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... Captain Jinks

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... Chaplain

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... Wexley

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... Bromberg

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... Psychiatrist

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... Lieutenant Hennessey

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... Mr Novik

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Company

EFX Unlimited Inc

Production Company

Precisions

Production Company

Robert J Siegel Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

An account of the Presidio mutiny of 1968, in which twenty-seven prisoners participated in a sit-down strike at the stockade in Presidio, California. The protest was sparked by the death of a prisoner, overcrowding in the stockade, alleged mistreatment by guards, and set in motion when four AWOL soldiers participated in an anti-war march in San Francisco. During their morning formation, the twenty-seven men sat down and sang "We Shall Overcome" as their demands were read. The protest ended when military police removed the participants one at a time.

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